Tuesday, 7 July 2015

Collecting seed for the Millenium Seedbank

Geranium dissectum Cut-leaved Crane's-bill
Image courtesy of J. Crellin
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Kevin Walker, BSBI Head of Science, has been working closely with Kew and other organisations on a 3-year seed-collecting project for the Millenium Seedbank.

You can read more about the Millenium Seedbank here and Kevin's pdf is here - it tells you which species he is looking for and how you can get involved. 

Some of the species are rare but there are also some very common plants in there which many of us are likely to see while out and about, such as Wild Garlic, Hairy Bittercress and Cut-leaved Crane's-bill.