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Rusts affect weeds as well as crops!

A species of plant that is present on campus in greater numbers this year is Black bindweed, Fallopia convolulus. It has appeared in quite large numbers behind the Agriculture Buildings and also around the Harborne Building.

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Welcome week MSc Plant Diversity plant ID quiz

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To help the new MSc Plant Diversity students settle in, and to provide us with a baseline against which we can tailor our teaching, the annual plant ID quiz is now running.  For each of 18 samples the students were … Continue reading

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Marble galls on oak

Early autumn is a great time to go looking for galls. Most have had time to develop but those on leaves are still on the trees for easy spotting. Two of the larger galls on oak are Knopper galls and … Continue reading

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Are there any good photographers out there?

The campus species lists are steadily growing but we don’t have campus images to go with them. Some images are now coming in via the KiteSite app but we still have a very long vay to go.  If you have … Continue reading

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I missed it!

I’ve just found one of my favourite plants on campus – and I missed it in flower! I’ve seen it on campus before during the Bioblitz in 2013. It was flowering amongst what appeared to be a planted wild flower … Continue reading

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Ophrys apifera – the Bee orchid – in flower now

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Small toadflax

The Small toadflax (Chaenorhinum minus) has been found on campus. In fact it’s been here for a while according to the greenhouse staff who see it come up every year in the gravel strip between the cold frames and the … Continue reading

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