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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.

 

Bugle

(Carpenters Herb, Sicklewort and Middle Comfrey)

Ajuga reptans

Gaelic name: Meacan Dubh Fiadhain

 

Bugle

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

Index
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Flowers By Colours:
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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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