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Diane Clement

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Andalucia February 2007
« on: February 21, 2007, 10:57:18 PM »
Just got back from Andalucia, here's a few shots.  The first few are from limestone habitats roughly halfway between Ronda and Granada.
Narcissus papyraceus
again, close
Iris planifolia, Europe's only Juno iris
Ophrys fusca



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Re: Andalucia February 2007
« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2007, 11:00:42 PM »
And now nearer to Ronda, in mixed woodland.  Firstly, the plant I particularly went to see.  We have been before 3 times to this woodland to see this little beauty, but I have never seen them in such profusion as this year
Narcissus cantabricus
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Re: Andalucia February 2007
« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2007, 11:03:27 PM »
And also in the same woodland:
1. woodland
2 and 3 Aristolochia baetica
4 and 5 Barlia robertiana
6 Orchis collina
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Re: Andalucia February 2007
« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2007, 11:04:53 PM »
And a wonderful bonus of Fritillaria lusitanica

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Re: Andalucia February 2007
« Reply #4 on: February 21, 2007, 11:05:44 PM »
and this circling above, assuming I'd died from the excitement
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Re: Andalucia February 2007
« Reply #5 on: February 21, 2007, 11:06:41 PM »
Fantastic Diane. Keep 'em coming. It would be after your bones :P
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Re: Andalucia February 2007
« Reply #6 on: February 21, 2007, 11:39:03 PM »
What a super time you had Diane. I love Barlia robusta - all those little men hung out to dry!
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Re: Andalucia February 2007
« Reply #7 on: February 21, 2007, 11:50:34 PM »
Isn't it just another form of Barlia robertiana?
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Re: Andalucia February 2007
« Reply #8 on: February 22, 2007, 12:04:05 AM »
As Anthony and his friend discovered last Saturday, I call Barlia robertiana "Robinson's Barleywater"
 cos it's easier and more fun. I just love it, and, Lesley, it smells yummy !!

Diane , you lucky sausage, what a lovely trip you've had so early in the year.  Many thanks for letting us join in!
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Re: Andalucia February 2007
« Reply #9 on: February 22, 2007, 08:14:21 AM »
Super shots Diane,
Didn't even realise you knew Andy Lucia?
See you at one of the shows no doubt (unless you try to hide again)?

Regards of the kindest kind,
The Bookeroo
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Re: Andalucia February 2007
« Reply #10 on: February 22, 2007, 08:19:01 AM »
Sorry for the confusion, both of the Barlias are Barlia robertiana, I had just got the second one labelled as "robust form" which is what has shown up as the picture label.  

Maggi, a trip early in the year is normal for us.  Tied to the chalk face at work, I can't complain about the number of holidays, just the fact we can't choose when to take them  So February halfterm is a standard jaunt to the Med for us.   8)


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Re: Andalucia February 2007
« Reply #11 on: February 22, 2007, 08:23:20 AM »
Hi Buttercup man.  Andalucia is a favourite Feb half term trip, got to get a fix of those Narcissus and Iris planifolia
What do you mean "hide", I've been busy on working on the (AGS) seed exchange
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Re: Andalucia February 2007
« Reply #12 on: February 22, 2007, 10:05:07 AM »
Vivienne and I also work at the chalk face (well, white board pen) but since Falkirk and Stirling are now different education authorities we have different February weekends and now we have different October weeks. Ah, the soles in the councils haven't a scooby when it comes to education. Since McCrone the Scottish secondary education has gone down the tubes. Every expense spared. >:(
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Re: Andalucia February 2007
« Reply #13 on: February 22, 2007, 01:02:01 PM »
Diana, your pictures don't make up for our missed trip to Andalucia this year but they do help just a little bit. Thank you for the pictures.
David Shaw, Forres, Moray, Scotland

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Re: Andalucia February 2007
« Reply #14 on: February 22, 2007, 02:08:54 PM »
Diane - great pictures. I really like the Aristolochia baetica, is this a navelwort?
Sue
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