Saturday, April 29, 2006

Another dandelion

The larger of the two dandelions in the square metre itself has flowered after a two-year struggle and appears to be Taraxacum undulatiflorum, the wavy-flowered dandelion (see above). It is a common weed of wastes and roadsides.

My plant grew originally just outside Troy Track and is one of two introductions. The other was the daisy, which has died out. There is a seedling dandelion in the quadrat which I think may be either a third species or T. pseudohamatum, but I do not think it will be mature enough to tell until next year.

I caught two males of a fungus gnat, Trichonta vitta, new to the square, so it has been a good day.

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