Old Records - Rona
There are 67 taxa recorded from Rona that have not been seen recently, which I have classified as follows:
As for Raasay, weeds are likely to have vanished in the near-absence of cultivation.
The taxa classified as interesting are as follows:
|Alchemilla alpina||Gnaphalium sylvaticum||Ranunculus hederaceus|
|Anemone nemorosa||Honckenya peploides||Rhinanthus minor|
|Asplenium scolopendrium||Juncus squarrosus||Rosa mollis|
|Asplenium viride||Littorella uniflora||Sagina maritima|
|Aster tripolium||Lobelia dortmanna||Salicornia europaea|
|Carduus nutans||Lotus pedunculatus||Salix x ambigua|
|Carex distans||Myosotis arvensis||Salix x multinervis|
|Centaurium erythraea||Myosotis scorpioides||Schoenoplectus lacustris|
|Chenopodium album||Nitella sp.||Spergularia marina|
|Circaea x intermedia||Odontites vernus||Stellaria graminea|
|Cochlearia danica||Polygala vulgaris||Vaccinium vitis-idaea|
|Crataegus monogyna||Potamogeton pectinatus||Vicia cracca|
|Daucus carota||Ranunculus auricomus|
Taxa highlighted in yellow were recorded by Harrison as being on "All the Islands" rather than mentioning Rona specifically. In the case of Salix x ambigua, all that is said is "where the parents grow together" - no island is mentioned by name.
Many of the taxa in the table seem likely to be re-found as they are known on Raasay or Skye and there is suitable habitat. Some may be errors e.g. Chenopodium album, Myosotis scorpioides and Salix x ambigua.
Every year something has been added to the list of recent Rona records - though often these are plants that had never been recorded there before. Rona remains very inadequately studied in comparison to Raasay.