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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.


Yellow Wildflowers in the Western Isles

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Wildflowers : Groundsel 
3-6", cultivated ground and waste spaces, seed-heads fluffy like mini-dandelions, spreads,
Wildflowers : Dandelion
6-12", first yellow flower of year, first seeds for birds, smooth stalks, toothed leaves, no hairs
Wildflowers : Colt's Foot
6", flowers like a dandelion's,. very thick , short downy stems, leaves come only after flowers , flowers finish in May , roadsides, sandy places
Wildflowers : Roseroot
6-12", fleshy succulent, rocks crevices, cliffs,
Monkey Flower 2-4', streams and ditches, large spreading patches, lower lip lots longer than upper
Wildflowers : Blotched Monkey Flower
2-4', streams and ditches, large spreading patches, lower lip same length as upper
Wildflowers : Sea Plantain Sea Plantain 6"-15", salty places, saltmarsh, cliffs, roadsides, long narrow pointed leaves
Wildflowers : Common Gorse Common Gorse 12"-6' shrub, lots of spines
Changing Forget-me-not Changing Forget-me-not 5-12", starts yellow goes blue, bare soil wasteland and fields

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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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