Saturday, 2 August 2014

Some great finds from the marshes below Cahore Point


Shane Farrel has been finding some great species in the marshes on the east coast of Wexford below Cahore Point. Pictured here are two photos of Golden Dock (Rumex maritimus), the first county record away from the south coast of the county. He also found Senecio inaequidens (Narrow-leaved Ragwort), the 2nd county record. Here it grew in large numbers along a gravel track (see bottom photo). He also found Cynoglossum officinale (Hound's-tongue) (not pictured here), the first record from the dunes adjoining the marsh since H.C. Hart reported it there in 1881. He also had Scutellaria galericulata (Skullcap), the first county record since 1991.

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