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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.
(Carpenters Herb, Sicklewort and Middle Comfrey)
Gaelic name: Meacan Dubh Fiadhain
Bugle grows in the Stornoway Castle grounds, and the Uists. It is a fairly rare find across the islands. Generally it grows in troops. It is almost always blue, but just sometimes a pink one will occur.
We also have another species of bugle growing here, the pyramid bugle. As it's name suggests the pyramid bugle has a triangular shape instead of the very parallel-sided shape of the more common bugle shown species in the photograph above. (Bugle is a darker blue than it appears in this photograph).
Bugle is a native wildflower of the Western Isles.
This plant is still used in herbal medicines in cases of haemorrhages, coughs and TB.
Photography © Suzanne Harris. Notes by Ela Springwater
Stornoway Castle Grounds - Isle of Lewis - Outer Hebrides (Western Isles)
9th June, 2007
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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