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New Year Plant Hunt

NYPH? What the hell is the NYPH Plant Mapping system I wondered.
I feel stupid now

The ninth BSBI Plant Hunt will run from 1 - 4 January 2020. Link, here:

Might be worth including a link on the cover page?
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Final reminder. It’s not looking all that promising up here (I saw about 20 species flowering over a days walk today) but perhaps a couple of mild sunny days (30th and 31st) will bring every out down south.

we’re on course for a decent haul down here in Norfolk… mix of suburban, old fashioned industrial and semi-natural and ideally near the coast would work best… we’re in Norwich though, so won’t ‘win’! Ought to be a handicap system, so that if you’re in the north your fewer species are worth more than say a species list from Plymouth

So, is this a bluebell to be? And how much is it worth

Looks rather like it- possibly the garden hybrid, which is a little earlier than the native one, at least round here. Report back in a few months?

That was my reaction, but scilloids tend to be rather similar vegetatively.

We shouldn’t be treating it as a competition (unless you want to send two teams out on the streets of Norwich).

“People are often surprised by how many flowers they find, but in some parts of the UK and in particular habitats finding anything in bloom can be a huge challenge. Lists with few or even no results are just as important as long lists. If you have searched and found no flowering plants then your result is still valuable and we want to hear about. Please send us an email stating where you went and we’ll include your null result in our analysis.” (BSBI)

Those bluebells look about as far up as the ones in my back garden.
The soil level has also been increased since last year and even that has not held them back.

I found 22 species in flower in the garden today.
Rose (Rosa)
Quince (Cydonia oblonga)
Daisy (Bellis perennis)
Red Dead Nettle (Lamium purpureum)
Primula (Primula)
Common Garden Spurge (Euphorbia peplus)
Viburnum (Viburnum x bodnantense)
Mahonia (Mahonia japonica)
Viburnum (Viburnum tinus)
False Holly (Osmanthus heterophyllus)
Winter Jasmine (Jasminum nudiflorum)
Ivy (Hedera helix)
Bittercress (Cardamine)
Hazel (Corylus avellana)
Paperbark Birch (Betula papyrifera)
Himalayan honeysuckle (Leycesteria formosa)
Ivy-leaved Toadflax (Cymbalaria muralis).
Annual Meadow Grass (Poa annua)
Fuchsia (Fuchsia)
Cyclamen (Cyclamen hederifolium)
Christmas Rose (Helleborus niger)
Dianthus (Dianthus)