peterapp's picture

An unidentified plant

Observed: 21st July 2010 By: peterapp
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Description:

Two photos of same specimen: the flower spike and the leaves lower down the stem. Found in a mature woodland plantation, mostly broad leaved trees: ash and beech predominant. Dense understorey of shrubs and brambles.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Enchanter's-nightshade (Circaea lutetiana) interacts

Comments

Rachy Ramone's picture

Sorry! Sorry!

I always get those two the wrong way round, my fault for rushing.

Definitely Enchanter's Nightshade, my mistake, sorry everyone!

*memo to self: "more haste, less speed, plus it makes you look like an idiot" *

Rachy Ramone

How to take close-ups with cheap phone and hand-lens:
http://tree-and-shrub-id.blogspot.co.uk/p/how-to-close-ups.html
Field Guides for Budding Botanists:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/-/e/B01A8YB0WY

dejayM's picture

anguish

Poor Rachy - I can feel your anguish!
ðj

Rachy Ramone's picture

That seismic disturbance...

...is me, gnashing my teeth.

You'd think by now, knowing that I always get those two the wrong way round, that I would take the time to check.....

*despairing roll of eyes*

So take this lesson from Auntie Rachy, kiddies: don't rush to make an ID! Check it first!

(I have the same problem with Alkanet and Bugloss: presented with one or the other, my mind goes blank.)

Rachy Ramone

How to take close-ups with cheap phone and hand-lens:
http://tree-and-shrub-id.blogspot.co.uk/p/how-to-close-ups.html
Field Guides for Budding Botanists:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/-/e/B01A8YB0WY

peterapp's picture

No apology needed

Hi Rachy,

I'm familiar with Dog's Mercury and knew this wasn't that. The date taken should have given you the alert that Dog's Mercury was a non-starter. I've never seen it in flower in July.

But to you, and all the others, thanks for pointing me in the right direction.

regards,
Peter

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