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Changing forget me Not

Observed: 4th May 2013 By: allrounderallrounder’s reputation in Plantsallrounder’s reputation in Plantsallrounder’s reputation in Plantsallrounder’s reputation in Plantsallrounder’s reputation in Plants
Changing forget me Not 13.5.13 HHP
Changing forget me Not 13.5.13 HHP..
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Very short, hairy annual, growing in light sandy soil.

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Tim Rich's picture

great pictures!

great pictures!

Tim Rich

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Sandy soil?

We unfortunately don't see the full plant, but colour of the young flowers suggests this is M. discolor subsp. dubia, which occurs in dampish/peaty places. I note the locality is called "Humberland Peatlands".

So the provided habitat description of "growing in light sandy soil" I find a little puzzling.

Alan

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Light sandy soil

Alan, the area is a National Nature Reserve consisting largely of Peat bogs and drains. There is however a section of the reserve, especially around the main car park that does consist of sandy soil. Hope this clears the matter up. Gary

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