Friday, 13 May 2016

Vicia lathyroides (Spring Vetch), a new site

 I was walking about the dunes at Kilmichael trying to update many of the small spring species for the hectad today. Very surprised to find Spring Vetch as it has never been recorded from the site before, which is a wonder as the dunes are a nature reserve. Only saw about 25 plants, in three locations, in two monads. This site is on the Wicklow border and is 40km north of the nearest site in the county. As it is such a tiny plant it is only easy to spot when flowering.

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