Friday, July 26, 2013

Smooth hawksbeard performs

The plant of smooth hawksbeard, Crepis capillaris, growing rather uncomfortably on the small rock in the window box produced several flowers earlier this month.

Within a couple of weeks they had run to seed and the 'parachutes' had already departed from one.

As is often the case, when looking through the pictures I noticed a rather fine caterpillar on the plant (see below, lower right).

I went out with a torch to see if I could find it but it had gone.  I found a fine green lacewing though - more of that in a future post.

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