Juicy Whorl Weed

Juicy Whorl Weed

Observation - Juicy Whorl Weed - UK and Ireland. Description: Really few are like this; the branching, mucus-filled but not crowded stems with many outgrowths. se

Really few are like this; the branching, mucus-filled but not crowded stems with many outgrowths. separate it from the (yet to be confirmed) Gloiosiphonia capillaris. The clinching feature seems to the presence of diaragma (diaframs) at the joins of the barrel-shaped segments - these diaphragma are more clearly seen in Picture 6. I had always assumed that these lovely, red, extending bulbs were of a different species that I could not identify but they are clearly part of this delightful plant.
I am warming up with close-up photography, eager NOT to use the microscope for iSpot Posts. Pictures 4 & 5 then are taken with the subject adhering to wet tissue and held against a bright sky! It needs a steady hand and a reasonable lens.
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