Thursday, 14 August 2014

Epilobium x confusilobium new to Co. Wexford

 Mr Pennington the BSBI referee for Epilobium has just returned my specimen and agreed with me that my Epilobium x confusilobium is the correct hybrid. A new species for the Wexford list. This is the hybrid between the native E. montanum and the introduced E. brunnescens. There was just one plant on a forest road (see above) in the very north of the county. Below is a close up of the plant taken before I pressed it. Has the bronzy colour leaves of E. brunnescens, growth habit of E. montanum and flowers that drop like E. brunnescens.

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