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Unknown plant

Observed: 24th July 2012 By: jonmortin
Bristol Regional Environmental Records Centre
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Description:

growing on coastal vegetated shingle.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Germander Speedwell (Veronica chamaedrys) interacts

Comments

ophrys's picture

Gall

Appears to have the gall of the midge Jaapiella veronicae. The two terminal leaflets form a pouch and the larvae live inside. Incredibly common.

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markwilson's picture

gall

Agree with Ophrys on this one

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Thanks everyone. I thought

Thanks everyone. I thought the leaves looked like Germander Speedwell but the furry flower-like "bud" confused me. So that is a gall! Never noticed it before.

markwilson's picture

speedwell

You could duplicate posting into the invertebrates section putting Jaapiella veronicae - this might add a spot to the distribution map