Introducing Rubus longiflorus

Rubus longiflorus bushes were found independently by myself and George Ballantyne at Catterline in Kincardineshire (v.c.91) during the 1990s. They have not been matched to any known microspecies. They have been described in a paper in British & Irish Botany 3(2) 188-195 (2021) as a new taxon.

Interesting finds in Kincardineshire (VC91) during 2021

We present some highlights of the 2021 field season: Gentianella campestris (Field Gentian) feared lost but refound; Equisetum pratense (Shady Horsetail) rediscovered after 150 years; Ornithopus pusillus (Bird's-foot) first large population found; Salix triandra (Almond Willow) first record since 1920; Hieracium prenanthoides (Rough-leaved Hawkweed) first record; Erysimum cheiranthoides (Treacle-mustard) first record since 1875; Anisantha rubens (Foxtail Brome) - subject to confirmation - the only British record this millennium.