Olav's Wood: Pictures of the plantlife

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Photographs of Olav's Wood: Plantlife

Here are a few pictures of plants in Olav's Wood and the surrounding area. Full-size images are available by clicking on the pictures.

There is also a gallery of pictures of plants along the roadside verges near Olav's Wood.

For detailed lists of plants and other wildlife in the woods, visit the Wildlife pages.

Devil's-bit Scabious (Succisa pratensis) in short heathy grassland.
[Aug 2011]
Ragwort: Appears to be the hybrid Senecio x ostenfeldii
(= S. jacobaea x aquaticus) in short grassland.
This hybrid is widely recorded in Orkney. [Aug 2011]
Wild Angelica (Angelica sylvestris) in damp pathside area. [Aug 2011] Catsear (Hypochaeris radicata) seedhead in short turf. [Aug 2011]
Great Wood-rush (Luzula sylvatica) in a woodland clearing. [Aug 2011] Jointed Rush (Juncus articulatus) in damp grassland. [Aug 2011]
There are several areas of heathland in Olav's Wood:
Heather (Calluna vulgaris), Bell Heather (Erica cinerea) and
Tormentil (Potentilla erecta). [July 2009]
Meadow Vetchling (Lathyrus pratensis) on a grassy bank.
This species made an attractive show along the waysides in Orkney
in August, 2011.
Male Fern (Dryopteris filix-mas) frond underside showing mature sori.
[Aug 2011]
Wood Horsetail (Equisetum sylvaticum) in a damp hedgebank.
[Aug 2011]
Primrose (Primula vulgaris)
Starwort (Callitriche sp.) in a shallow pool in Oback Burn.
[Dec 2010]
Primroses (Primula vulgaris) by the burnside path
- some were here before the woodland, others transplanted
from sites by the burn endangered by drainage work).
[May 2015]
Marsh marigolds (<i>Caltha palustris</i>) Lichen (<i>Ramalina</i> sp.)
Marsh marigolds (Caltha palustris) in Oback Burn.
[May 2015]
Lichen (Ramalina sp.).
[Dec 2010]
The shore at Windwick: Serrated wrack (Fucus serratus).
[Dec 2010]
The shore at Windwick: Knotted wrack (Ascophyllum nodosum).
The red seaweed is Polysiphonia lanosa (now Vertebrata lanosa)
growing epiphytically (possibly hemiparasitically)
on the Knotted wrack. [Dec 2010]