Barbarea to Buddleja

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*Barbarea intermedia Boreau    Medium-flowered Winter-cress  
Raasay:



Rona:
Recording Units: 1
Ten kilometre squares: NG 53
First Record: SJB 1996

Not known.



Once as a weed of cultivated ground, Eyre.

 

Bellis perennis L.   Daisy
Raasay:



Rona:
Recording Units: 91
Ten kilometre squares: All
First Record: JWHH et al. 1934-36.

Ten kilometre squares: NG 65, 66
First Record: EPS 1933



Common in grassland and as a garden weed.

 
*Berberis thunbergii DC   Thunberg's Barberry  
Raasay:



Rona:
Recording Units: 1
Ten kilometre squares: NG 53
First Record: SJB 2003

Not known.



Planted along The Avenue, Mill Park.

 
*Betula pendula Roth   Silver Birch  
Raasay:



Rona:
Recording Units: 2
Ten kilometre squares: NG 53
First Record: (JWHH et al. 1934-36.) MMcCW 1957.

Ten kilometre squares: (NG 65) 
First Record: (EPS 1933.)



Harrison (1937a) recorded this as “Everywhere common, except on exposed moorlands” but it seems possible that comments for this species and B. pubescens were inadvertently swapped, in which case the comment should read “Also common enough”. Even this doesn’t reflect the current status and may reflect the view of these species at the time. Today, B. pendula appears to be only an introduction plus the occasional naturalised plant. The Rona record by EPS must also be in doubt.

 
Betula pubescens Ehrh.   Downy Birch
Raasay:



Rona:
Recording Units: 89
Ten kilometre squares: NG 53, 54, 55, 64, 65
First Record: Woodward 1894 as “birch”

Ten kilometre squares: NG 65, 66 
First Record: EPS 1933 as "birch".



The commonest tree. Widespread as a native and also planted. See comments under preceding species.

     

Blechnum spicant (L.) Roth   Hard-fern  
Raasay:



Rona:
Recording Units: 98
Ten kilometre squares: NG 53, 54, 55, 64, 65
First Record: JWHH et al. 1934-36.

Ten kilometre squares: NG 65, 66
First Record: EPS 1933.



Widespread and common.

 

[Blysmus compressus (L.) Panz. ex Link   Flat-sedge]   (Vulnerable)  
Raasay:



Rona:
Not known



Ten kilometre squares: (NG 65)
First Record: EPS 1933.



Recorded by Smith (1934) from Rona but surely an error for the following species. Not known in northwest Scotland.

 

Blysmus rufus (Huds.) Link   Saltmarsh Flat-sedge  
Raasay:



Rona:
Recording Units: 2
Ten kilometre squares: NG 53
First Record: JWHH et al. 1934-36.

Ten kilometre squares: NG 65, 66
First Record:  JWHH et al. 1934-36.



Very limited distribution owing to lack of suitable habitat. Oskaig saltmarsh and at the mouth of the Arish Burn, Raasay. South-eastern shore of Big Harbour and western end of Ob an Dreallaire, Rona.


Herb. HAMU: GWT 1936 Raasay.

 

Botrychium lunaria (L.) Sw.   Moonwort
Raasay:



Rona:
Recording Units: 11
Ten kilometre squares: NG 53, 54, 55
First Record: JHH 1936.

Not known.



Scattered sites from short grassland to fine scree to mountain rocks and on the old railway line east of Inverarish.

 

Brachypodium sylvaticum (Huds.) P. Beauv.   False-brome
Raasay:



Rona:
Recording Units: 60
Ten kilometre squares: All
First Record: JWHH et al. 1934-36.

Ten kilometre squares: NG 65, 66
First Record: JWHH et al. 1934-36.



Woods, scrub and coastal cliffs.

 

Brassica napus subsp. rapifera Metzg.   Swede/Neep  
Raasay:



Rona:
Recording Units: 2
Ten kilometre squares: NG 53, 54
First Record: MMcCW 1957 as B. napus. SJB 1990

Not known.



Appears where previously cultivated ground is disturbed: Inverarish, Balachuirn.

 

Briza media L.   Quaking-grass  
Raasay:



Rona:
Recording Units: 1
Ten kilometre squares: NG 53
First Record: FR 1987.

Not known.



Reported by FR from a flush beside the track from North Fearns to Hallaig but not re-found recently. Found near the mermaids, Clachan in 2001 and still there in 2007 but lost during construction of new harbour.

 

Bromopsis ramosa (Huds.) Holub  Hairy-brome
Raasay:



Rona:
Recording Units: 14
Ten kilometre squares: NG 53, 54
First Record: JWHH et al. 1934-36.

Ten kilometre squares: NG 65
First Record: SJB 2008.



Common enough in the east coast woodlands and occasional elsewhere.

    

Bromus commutatus Schrad.   Meadow Brome  
Raasay:



Rona:
Recording Units: 0
Ten kilometre squares: 2
First Record: JWHH et al. 1934-36.

Ten kilometre squares: ?
First Record: JWHH et al. 1934-36.



Harrison (1937a) recorded this species as “a weed of cultivation occurring sparingly everywhere except on Longay” but not seen since. Perhaps lost along with arable crop weeds as cultivation declined.

 

Bromus hordeaceus L. subsp. hordeaceus   Common Soft-brome  
Raasay:



Rona:
Recording Units: 3
Ten kilometre squares: NG 53, 54
First Record: JWHH et al. 1934-36 as B. hordeaceus sens. lat.

Ten kilometre squares: (NG 65)
First Record: EPS 1933 as B. hordeaceus sens. lat.



A rare plant of grassland. The only recent records are from Oskaig, Balachuirn (both from once-cultivated land) and Brochel.

 

Bromus lepidus Holmb.  Slender Soft-brome  
Raasay:



Rona:
Recording Units: 0
Ten kilometre squares: (NG 53)
First Record: MMcCW 1957.

Not known.



No location given other than NG 53.  Not seen since.

 

Bromus secalinus L.   Rye Brome     Vulnerable  
Raasay:



Rona:
Recording Units: 0
Ten kilometre squares: (NG 54)
First Record: JWHH et al. 1937.

Not known.



Recorded as “rare near Torran” (Harrison 1937c) but not seen since.

 

*Brunnera macrophylla (Adams) I.M. Johnst.   Great Forget-me-not  
Raasay:



Rona:
Recording Units: 1
Ten kilometre squares: NG 53
First Record: SJB 2006.

Not known.



Garden throw-out, Inverarish.

 
*Buddleja davidii Franch.   Butterfly-bush  
Raasay:



Rona:
Recording Units: 2
Ten kilometre squares: NG 53
First Record: SJB 2003.

Not known.



Escaped from gardens in several places around Inverarish, in School Park and near Oskaig.

 

 

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