White-flowered plant climbing the outside of a garden fence.
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That looks like a good catch. I'll get some closer shots and measurements next time I walk past.
Most of them don't seem to overlap and the leaf sinuses fit C. sepium
I'll have to bow to your superior knowledge as I'm only a relative beginner in this field. However on the flowers the bracts are overlapping which has made me come to my conclusion, along with their large size.
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They do overlap in both species but in sepium they do not quite conceal the sepals and are less inflated than in silvatica. In the latter, the leaf sinus is wider and has veins running a short way along its edge which I am told is ca90% reliable. Perhaps the fence posts are non-standard.
All noted for future posts, regards Chris.
The fence posts overlap. I'll measure up tomorrow and report back.
The fence posts are about 4 inches across. The bracts do overlap, but not as much as shown for C. silvatica in Rose; and they conceal the sepals about half of the time, reveal them the rest. This still sounds like C. sepium.
There is always the hybrid between them to confuse matters! I would stick to sepium.
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