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spring squill

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nico
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spring squill

Post by nico » 09 May 2012, 20:47

The spring squill was in full flower on the rocks above the Prince's Beach on Eriskay yesterday. I also paid my spring visit to the bluebells - sorry, wild hyacinths - at Lochboisdale. It's not quite the same without a wood round them though!
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Re: spring squill

Post by Paul Smith » 10 May 2012, 19:16

Spring squill is just out around Uig too. If you're admiring it, look out for plants with smutted anthers (powdery spores are released from the anthers, and the flowers look a bit dirty). I've found it a couple of times, but not everywhere.

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Re: spring squill

Post by nico » 11 May 2012, 20:23

A few had a smut, but I think not as many as 2 years ago. However, the flowers seemed quite plentiful this year, even though they are in such a small area.
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