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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.

 

Viper's Bugloss

Echium vulgare

Gaelic name: Lus na Nathrach

Wildflowers - Lesser Spearwort Wildflowers - Viper's Bugloss

As at 1991 there were only two records of viper's bugloss growing in the wild in the Western Isles, one was near Scarista in the Isle of Harris in the late 1800's, the other on the Island of Taransay in 1989. The plant is considered to be introduced.

Viper's bugloss usually grows well on sea cliffs, dunes and in very dry pastureland. Frank is successfully growing the example above in his Lewis garden.

Photography © Frank Stark
Leurbost - Isle of Lewis - Outer Hebrides (Western Isles)
12th June, 2007

Frank's web site of his nature photography
www.frankstark.com

 

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