Thursday, 5 May 2016
Wye oh Wye?
Before the head-high Nettles and Balsam make visits to the riverbank impossible, I had a check of the silty Salix by the River Wye at Wyesham. The results were surprisingly mundane and I couldn't find any sign of the Myrinia that I was hoping for, although Orthotrichum sprucei was abundant alongside Leskea and a bit of Dialytrichia. I'll try to return because I only searched the upper trunks/branches of the willows briefly.
Just as I was about to give up, I noticed a very opaque-looking moss on the ground - Hennediella stanfordensis to compliment the darker green, more translucent H. macrophylla photographed in Chichester the other week. A microscope confirmed sharp teeth near the leaf apex.