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Flowers and other plants

Blaeberry (also known as bilberry)

Blaeberry (also known as bilberry)

Vaccinium myrtillus

This is a deciduous shrub of low to medium height which has light green oval leaves. It forms a dense carpet on woodland floors and heath banks. In spring they produce small compact pink bell-shaped flowers, which may be solitary or in pairs. In the mid s...

Bog myrtle

Bog myrtle

Myrica gale

A woody shrub, which in Scotland rarely grows over a metre high, because of browsing by animals such as deer. The narrow oval leaves with downy underneath together with the twigs have a sweet oily smell which is very strong when you rub them in your hand....

Scottish or spear thistle

Scottish or spear thistle

Cirsium vulgare

Growing from a base of leaves this stout thistle can reach between half and over a metre in height under favourable conditions. The plant is often solitary and has leaves, which are very spiny and sharp, with yellow tipped spines.

Wood anenome

Wood anenome

Anemone nemorosa

This is a flower with white petals, touched with yellow, and can be commonly seen under trees in deciduous woodland. It may also be found in the open where there has been historic woodland. The plant is perennial and is not palatable to grazing animals...