Sunday 1 December 2019

Autumn 2019 newsletter coming soon

The Autumn 2019 Shropshire Botanical Society newsletter will be winging its way to members very soon. The 'Cover plant' is Galeopsis angustifolia, Red Hemp-nettle, a Red List species which is especially scarce here in the west.

Ruth Dawes gives us an update on the status and conservation efforts for Red Hemp-Nettle at Llanymynech Telephone Exchange, Shropshire.  Ruth has counted the plants at this location for many years, recently collected seed for Kew Millenium Seedbank and undertook scrub clearance to maintain the open conditions that this little annual needs.  An all round conservation effort and with the pleasing results that the population appeared to be thriving this year.

Galeopsis angustifolia, Red Hemp-Nettle, photo D.Wrench