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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.

 

Common Scurvy Grass

Cochlearia officinalis

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
www.bigbigskies.co.uk

Index
A-Z Wildflowers

Flowers By Colours:
thumbnails

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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