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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.
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
Flowers By Colours:
blue or purplish
orchid ID notes
Colour of the season
May 27th Lush Green!
June 11th White
June 25th Pink
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