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CPs in Norfolk, UK (56K warning)

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I was returning from a visit to my parents in Norfolk and though I would stop off and spend a few minutes CP hunting.

I found what I think were: D. rutundifolia, D. anglica, P. grandiflora and some sort of Utric (possibly).

Anyway, enjoy the pics.

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Cheers,

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Nice photos Chris - looks like a good spot there. Your identifications look to be right, with the exception of the final photo which is not a Utric but a legume, Lotus pedunculatus. Looking in my atlas there don't seem to be all that many locations in Norfolk where those species occur together. Do you have any photos of the area as a whole?

Giles

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Nice photos.

Er, I think that last pic is a birds foot trefoil not a utric, though we do have some of the aquatics here.

Nice to see there's still some cps around in the wild here in Norfolk. I've only seen D.rotundifolia - once - in the North of the county and what I was told was U.minor in the west. Could you say roughly where the pics were taken?

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Ahh, just goes to prove that I don't know much about Utrics!

The flower photographs well even if it isn't a CP.

Cheers,

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Ah, that's a shame. I do the same - take pictures of the plants but forget the habitat. It really helps to put them in context - after all, these species look the same the world over but the habaitats differ somewhat. I meant to add that the English name of final photo is Greater Bird's Foot Trefoil, the larger, hairier wetland version of normal Bird's Foot Trefoil.

Giles

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Guest Aidan

A good selection of native carnivores.

I'm not entirely sure, but it may be P. vulgaris rather than P. grandiflora.

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Oh yes, I agree - didn't notice the name first time around. P. grandiflora doesn't grow in Norfolk, and isn't native to Britain anyway. Almost certainly P. vulgaris.

Giles

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Actually Aidan, I think I agree with you. Comparing the photos with the P. grandiflora I have in my mini-bog it is obvious the plants in the photos have much narrower leaves with more turned up edges.

I just assumed that it was because of the less than ideal conditions that nature provides compared to my perfect mini-bog! :roll:

Cheers,

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The two plants can look near identical and there are quite a few sites around the country where P. grandiflora has been introduced.

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Yes, that's why I consulted my plant distribution atlas first. P. grandiflora is shown as occurring near Manchester, West Wales, near Weymouth, Somerset and Devon (information current up to 2000). There isn't any reason to suspect anything else but P. vulgaris, although it is true that there are a lot of idiots out there who go round introducing things where they don't belong.

Giles

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Actually, I was surprised to see D. anglica instead of D. intermedia - I thought D. anglica was very rare in England.

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Yes it is, ironic really. There are sites in Norfolk, Hampshire and the north, possibly in Shropshire. However, in Ireland and NW Scotland it appears to be the commoner of the two.

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Very nice anglica! Love to see it grow in his/her own habitat...

Here in the Netherlands it's very hard or not to find anymore :(

Thanks for posting!

Ries

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Great Photos

Wish Anglica was native to Australia - beautiful plant

regards Belinda

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Great Photos

Wish Anglica was native to Australia - beautiful plant

regards Belinda

Don't you think you have enough over there? you already have all the best ones :(

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Hi

Don't you think you have enough over there? you already have all the best ones

There's always room for one more :P:D:D:D:D

regards Belinda

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