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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.


Pink Wildflowers in the Western Isles

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Marsh Cinquefoil Marsh Cinquefoil 10"-24" reddish purple, ditches, water's edge, in water floats, 3-7 leaflets per leaf, trailing stems
Saltwort Saltwort 5 ", shore edge
Wildflowers : Winter Heliotrope
Stornoway castle grounds, first flower in the year, soft downy stem and leaves (large), flower-heads develop into large cone-shapes
Wildflowers : Rhododendron
3' -12' shrub
Honeysuckle Honeysuckle cliffs inland and by sea, walls, ruins, sides of high-sided rocky streams
Marsh Thistle Marsh Thistle 2-4', tall, slender. first thistle to flower, looks all prickles!
Common Hemp-nettle Common Hemp-nettle 2' - 3', like mint, cultivated land, disturbed ground, waste spaces, square stem, very hairy, rough leaves
Common Wild Thyme Common Wild Thyme 3-5", fluffy at first, on rocks, sprawling
Knotgrass Knotgrass Waste spaces, paths, sprawling, tiny pinkish flowers, swollen joints, can form large circles on ground
Wildflowers : Cuckooflower
Lady's smock
8-18", grassy areas,
English Stonecrop English Stonecrop creeping across rocks, or in crevices, sometimes in sandy soil, fleshy, succulent,
Rough Comfrey Rough Comfrey 2', large plant forms spreading clumps, large leaves look like a foxgloves, stem has short bristles, flowers go blue
Marsh Woundwort Marsh Woundwort 3' tall, narrow and angular, in ditches or beside streams, long, narrow leaves

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A-Z Wildflowers

Flowers By Colours:

yellow wildflowers

white wildflowers

pink wildflowers

blue or purplish

orchid ID notes

Flowering in:








Colour of the season

May 27th Lush Green!

June 11th White

June 25th Pink



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