15th July

Centaurea nigra Centaurea nigra Centaurea nigra I am less certain about the identification of this as Crepis capillans, Smooth Hawk’s beard. Poor pictures I fear. Crepis capillans Crepis capillans This…

13th August

…is Centaurea scabiosa with brown hairs surrounding the scales on the seedpod. Centaurea scabiosa Nothofagus antarctica about 30 years old with a fine crop of beechmast just forming. Nothofagus antarctica…

10th August

…so do many similar rhododendron species. Centaurea nigra Centaurea nigra C. nigra with campion (Silene dioica) which is unusual at this time of the year in an uncut bank. C….

28th July

Centaurea nigra ss. with much smaller tighter flower heads (Centaurea nigra subspecies is rare in Cornwall and largely confined to the Isles of Scilly). First flowers out on Hoheria angustifolia….

21st July

Next Day > < Previous Day CONTRIBUTORS: FJW 1955-2007 CHW 2015- JCW 1897-1939 CW 1940-1955 2021 – CHW The first clump of Centaurea nigra (common knapweed) in flower on the…

7th July

…we will get far today but we are getting into the thistle flowering season.Cirsium, Carolina, Onopardon, Centaurea, Carduus, Sonchus and the gloriously named Silybum! Interesting that several of these genus…