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 Scurvy Grass
Gaelic names: Maraiche, Carran
When the scurvy grass grows tall on a mound of dark green vegetation, beside water, this is probably a good place where to see otters or mink.
They mark their territories, and their spraint makes for rich soil and abundant growth
Leaves cordate (heart-shaped) long-stalked.
On sea-cliffs, saltmarsh and sea-shore.
Small white flowers (smaller than a little finger-nail)
Photographs © Kim Park
Uig - Isle of Lewis - Outer Hebrides (Western Isles)
21st May, 2006
Visit Kim's web site of her photography of the Western Isles