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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.

 

Mountain Everlasting

Antennaria dioica

Wildflowers - Mountain Everlasting

Mountain everlasting is an alpine plant which is also known as Scottish edelweiss.

This wildflower has downy leaves and stems, it is a spreading plant forming mats where it grows in grassland on ledges, banks and in other high and dry places.

The male and female flowers of mountain everlasting are on separate stems. The pinkish female flowers are like small soft brushes, and the male flowers are rather like daisies with pink middles. Both stems have a papery character.

 

Photography © Kim Park
Uig - Isle of Lewis - Outer Hebrides (Western Isles)
23rd 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:
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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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