New Botany Pages

Welcome! You'll find full treatments of UK Trichophorum, and Eleocharis – the main purpose of this site.

There is also a bit on the
Hymenophyllum hybrid, H. x scopulorum, and a gallery of photos and a discussion page for the Teesdale Violet, Viola rupestris.

This version of the site is being hosted by a new provider (from 19 April 2017). The software program has also been upgraded… Many apologies if you find a
broken link anywhere: do let me know, via the contact page or ordinary email. Thanks!

Let me know your opinions – is it easy to read and extract the information? – what would enhance it? – errors? – material which is not currently downloadable which you would like to able to download? – etc.

I’m in the process of making the site more responsive (i.e. appropriately formatted for whatever device you are using), page-by-page. We’re not there yet, though, by any means, so expect some problems for a while if you are using anything other than a wider screen!

– Jeremy Roberts, 19 April 2017 (RapidWeaver 7 - new themes trial).

Click below, or in the menubar to left, to go to the start-pages:

NB: Conventions
... links within the texts are indicated with a ‘
... items to download (into a new window) have a ‘

... some pages have headings with a clickable ‘
’ which returns you to the page-top

... to 28 November 2016. Any suggestions as to what you would like to see in future?

Recent changes
July 2016: added a page and a photo of Cotton Deergrass, Trichophorum alpinum (having just located a specimen of it). Abandoned albums from Canon.
October 2013: added links to deergrass and filmy-fern albums.
February 2013: added a page/download concerning "Eleocharis mitracarpa", accessed from the sidebar on the spike-rushes start page (link above).
December 2012: added a gallery of photos of
Viola rupestris (Teesdale Violet), linked above.
April/May 2012: complete layout redesign; separate species pages for deegrasses; more on Eleocharis palustris subspecies palustris; more on Eleocharis hybrids, E. parvula, and photos from a kind contributor for parvula and acicularis., q.v.
10 February 2012: new page in Spike-rushes section on
mamillata sensu stricto; previous references to ‘mamillata’ now refer as appropriate to the species mamillata, or to either subspecies mamillata or austriaca; more literature references added; a new small page in Deergrass section; some additions elsewhere.
6 January 2012: reference to paper naming new filmy-fern hybrid.
2 January 2012: improving style uniformity across the site.
27 November 2011: tweaking; a new page on E. palustris x uniglumis (link from pages ‘Spike-rushes’, ‘palustris’ and ‘uniglumis’).
20 November 2011: a section on Eleocharis – at last!
12 August 2011: updates to all sections and a new page in Trichophorum section

*All photos are © F.J. Roberts, except where otherwise acknowledged.*
If you wish to use any of the photos herein or at Canon Image Gateway, please ask me.

You are very welcome to copy or download the information content for your own use.
Please acknowledge the source if you are making use of it in a wider circle.

This site displays well (here) with Mozilla
Firefox and with Google Chrome.
Safari inexplicably has problems with font-size in some places.
I don’t run any other browsers: let me know of problems you encounter.
Older browsers certainly struggle.

Created with
RapidWeaver on a MacBook Pro () and now iMac.