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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.


Marsh Woundwort

Stachys palustris

Gaelic name: Brisgean nan Caorach

Wildflowers : Marsh Woundwort

Marsh Woundwort is a perennial plant which grows to about 3' tall forming dense patches in ditches and beside streams.

It has long narrow leaves, and the overall shape of the marsh woundwort is quite elegant, tall and upright, narrow and angular.

Marsh woundwort flowers are pale lilac or pinkish purple. Flowering period is May to September.

This plant is considered herbally to be the most effective of the woundworts.


Marsh Woundwort is a native plant of the Western Isles. Field and hedge woundwort have also been recorded in the Western Isles, but the occurences are very rare.

Photography © Suzanne Harris
Callanish - Isle of Lewis - Outer Hebrides (Western Isles)
22nd july, 2007

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