Friday, September 08, 2017

Brecon Gaer

We explored around the Roman Fort Remains near Brecon last week.

We found plenty eg in this ditch by the ramparts of the fort.

And some plants were intrepidly clinging on to the Roman Walls like this Musk Mallow (photographed by Sue):
Musk-mallow, Hocysen fwsg or Malva moschata

But only a few botanical pictures were taken!
Reed Canary-grass, Pefrwellt or Phalaris arundinacea

Wych Elm, Llwyfen lydanddail or Ulmus glabra

Musk-mallow again, Hocysen fwsg or Malva moschata and Photographer

The field within the camp had several patches of Blackening Waxcaps - this is the first we saw:
Blackening Wax Cap or Hygrocybe conica var conica

And Bev's pictures here show the variation as they blacken.

Pictures of the Fort, Usk and Afon Ysgir:

Bristly Oxtongue, Tafod-y-llew gwrychog or Helminthotheca echioides (was Picris echioides)
Found by Anne from our botany group last week month between Llangattock and Gilwern.

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