Thursday, January 10, 2013

Smooth hawksbeard arrives

On a New Year inspection of Wbx I noticed a wintergreen rosette of smooth hawksbeard (Crepis capillaris) growing on the mossy rock.

20130109 WBX Crepis capillaris

This is a first record for the project and I am a little ashamed that I had not noticed in before, though this species grows very rapidly.  I wonder if it will manage to make it through to flowering in a situation where it might experience severe drought.