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maigheomac
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 13, 2010 3:44 pm    Post subject: Native plants - Please help me identify them Reply with quote

Hi, while on holiday in the Lough Eske region of beautiful Donegal, I took a few pictures of plants that I can't identify. Apologies, if some are obvious...I am on a steep learnng curve and trying to compare images with those in books isn't always easy !


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 13, 2010 6:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Maigheomac, For all things Donegal just Google" Donegal hedgerow". there is a very good diary / blog there with all plant and wildlife pics and info. A lot of them taken around Lough Erne as well.
I would only be guessing but plant 2a has the look of a wild Nepeta ( catmint ) or maybe a Lythrum ( purple loosestrife ) You'll enjoy the website either way.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 13, 2010 10:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

plant 2a and 2b hedge woundworth Stachys sylvestris. Could not identify the others.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 14, 2010 7:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm not an expert but plant No. 1 looks like Bog Myrtle.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 14, 2010 8:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Unfortunatly the pics do not show enough detail to be sure.
You may need to revisit at a different time of the year to check for flowers on 1.

Do scroll down the links for clear accurate pics.

1. Looks like Myrica gale. Common name Bog myrtle.
The leaves are spirally arranged. "The foliage has a sweet resinous scent"

http://www.plant-identification.co.uk/skye/myricaceae/myrica-gale.htm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Myrica_gale

2. Looks like Stachys sylvatica. Common name hedge woundwort.
Crushed leaves smell really unpleasant.

http://species.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Illustration_Stachys_sylvatica0.jpg

http://www.plant-identification.co.uk/skye/labiatae/stachys-sylvatica.htm

http://wildseed.co.uk/species/view/134

3. Is an Orchid.
Possibly Dactylorhiza.
However, they are a nightmare to id even when you can see the details of the flowers clearly. Yours has spotted leaves, so it MAY be Dactylorhiza fuchsii. Common name ... common spotted orchid.

http://www.plant-identification.co.uk/skye/orchidaceae/dactylorhiza-fuchsii.htm

OR if the ground was more acid it MAY be Dactylorhiza maculata. Common name Heath spotted orchid

http://www.plant-identification.co.uk/skye/orchidaceae/dactylorhiza-maculata-ssp-ericetorum.htm





4. ???
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 25, 2010 12:58 pm    Post subject: Many thanks for your replies Reply with quote

Thanks for all the replies.....and next time I need to use a higher resolution camera!

The 'Donegal Hedgerow' site is very helpful, cheers
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