I went looking for fruiting plants, finding a few of both, judged from the leaf width, subtle differences in habitat and the leaf edges. The seed pods of SMO were shorter and thinner (Average 8.9 x 4.8mm, n=10) than those of EMO (Average 11.5 x 5.5mm n=10). Despite variability the difference between the two was statistically significant.
|Southern Marsh Leaf|
|Early Marsh Leaf|
|Southern Marsh Seed x 100|
|Early Marsh Seed x100|
Back in the village, fungi are starting to appear. I take this to be Stubble Rosegill (Volvariella gloiocephala), growing under a blackcurrant bush which I have regularly mulched.
|Stubble Rosegill Spores x 630|