Dr M’s New Year Plant Hunt (borrowed from the idea by BSBI) took place on Tuesday 14th January 2014. Three groups of MSc Plant Diversity and MSc SISS students walked the University of Reading Whiteknights campus for 1 hour each in the chilly sunshine … Continue reading
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Conopodium majus (Apiaceae) gets its common names from its edible tuber and its attraction to pigs: commonly known as Pignut but also earth Chestnut, Groundnut or Saint Anthony’s nut (patron saint of swineherds). It is a delicate and slender hairless perennial … Continue reading
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A succession of white Umbellifers (Apiaceae) can be found on campus through the spring and summer and well into Autumn. The first to flower is that harbinger of spring Anthriscus sylvestris (Cow Parsley) very obvious in April to June in … Continue reading