Sunday, August 16, 2015

Sheep's-bit




This is Sheep's-bit, Jasione montana, seen today on a walk from the campsite along the coastal path to Solva. It is a member of the Bellflower family, Campanulaceae, and not a member of the Teasel family, Dipsacaceae, where the Scabiouses belong. The latter are often confused with the rampions and sheep's bits but they have opposite leaves and spiny calyces.
It was a lovely day; one that makes you question the need ever to travel overseas. And the Brains beer tasted especially good at the Harbour Inn.

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