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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.


Blue Wildflowers in the Western Isles

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Wildflowers : Common Dog Violet
to mid-June
Purple Flag Purple Flag Purple Iris, very rare, South Harris only?
Wild Pansy Wild Pansy machair, arable fields, blue or multi-coloured, rounded leaves, petals longer than sepals (petals that make up the floral envelope)
Viper's Bugloss very rare here, once or twice ever, Taransay, Scarista, dry sandy places
Bugle Bugle blue and straight -sided, Stornoway castle grounds, troops, darkish and rounded lower leaves
Heath Speedwell Heath Speedwell 4-12", short vertical shoots which carry violet flowers, forms mats sometimes
Brooklime Brooklime 6-9", flower of a speedwell, fleshy quite large leaves, thick stem, damp and wet places, fairly rarely found here
Wildflowers : Thyme-leaved Speedwell
4-8", dry bare places, waste spaces, roadsides, creeping, upright stems
Blue Water-speedwell Blue Water-speedwell 2' tall, wet places, long narrow leaves, angular shape, tiny blue-violet flowers
Wildflowers : Common Butterwort
3-6", star shaped base rosette yellow-green leaves, insect-eater
Rough Comfrey Rough Comfrey 2', large plant forms spreading clumps, large leaves look like a foxgloves, stem has short bristles, flowers go blue

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A-Z Wildflowers

Flowers By Colours:

yellow wildflowers

white wildflowers

pink wildflowers

blue or purplish

orchid ID notes

Flowering in:








Colour of the season

May 27th Lush Green!

June 11th White

June 25th Pink



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