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Western Isles Wildflowers

Western Isles wildflowers is a collection of information about our Hebridean wildflowers including identification hints, traditional herbal uses and general plant lore.

 

Common Bird's-foot-trefoil

Coronilla vaginalis

Wildflowers - Common Bird's-foot-trefoil

Wildflowers - Common Bird's-foot-trefoil

 

 

 

 

Wildflowers - Common Bird's-foot-trefoil

 

 

 

 

 

This plant has lots of names, including granny's toenails!

 

In the 19th century it was accidentally discovered to be useful in nervous disorders. It is reputed to be an antispasmodic and sedative, helpful in heart conditions, nervousness and depression.

The leaves and flowers produce a blue and yellow dye.

 

 

Photographs © Kim Park and Suzanne Harris
Herb notes by Ela Springwater


Isle of Great Bernera - Outer Hebrides (Western Isles)
Flowers 21st and 25th May, 2006
Seed-pods 9th August 2005

 

 

Visit Kim's web site of her photography of the Western Isles
www.bigbigskies.co.uk

 

Index
A-Z Wildflowers

Flowers By Colours:
thumbnails

yellow wildflowers

white wildflowers

pink wildflowers

blue or purplish

orchid ID notes

Flowering in:

January

February

March   

April

May

June

July

Colour of the season

May 27th Lush Green!

June 11th White

June 25th Pink

 

 


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