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Flower Hunter Day

“What a lonely place it would be to have a world without a wildflower!”

~ Roland R. Kemler

Hiking in the Highlands? This beautiful alpine flower is widely distributed in the Highlands and resides it on the highest mountains, wherever the slopes are dry. It can be located in great beds on Ben Lomond in the south-west Highlands, and up the sides of the Cairngorms creating carpets of pink with its multitude of blooms. Wherever the slopes are covered in fine scree and are dry and well drained, this trailing azalea (Kalmia procumbens) will thrive. This beautifully soft and subtle tartan is reminiscent of the rocky scree in the high altitude regions where this woody plant creates a bright splash of pinky-red amongst the plateaus. It is not usually found below 1,200 feet and more commonly higher than that. To search for these flowers, look for its companions of alpine club mosses The Alpine Azalea's small, pink, crown-shaped flowers bloom from June through August, with the older stems forming a gray bark. In Floriography, the language of flowers, the alpine azalea is associated with doubt and compassion. 💗 💮 💮 💮

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The Scottish Highlands are renowned for their breathtaking natural beauty, and the region is home to a diverse range of wildflowers that thrive in its rugged landscape. Here are some other of the most common and iconic wildflowers found in the Scottish Highlands:

1. Scotch Thistle (Onopordum acanthium): The national flower of Scotland, the Scotch thistle is a prickly, purple-flowered plant that can grow up to 5 feet tall.

2. Scottish Bluebell (Campanula rotundifolia): Also known as the Harebell, this delicate, bell-shaped flower is a common sight in the Highlands, particularly in woodland areas.

3. Heather (Calluna vulgaris): Heather is a ubiquitous sight in the Highlands, covering vast areas of moorland and heathland. It’s a key food source for many animals and is often used in traditional crafts.

4. Bog Myrtle (Myrica gale): This shrub produces small, brown-red buds and has a sweet, honey-like aroma. It’s often used in skincare products and is a natural midge repellent.

5. Scottish Primrose (Primula scotica): This rare and endangered species is found only in Scotland and is characterized by its delicate, yellow flowers.

6. Dwarf Cornelian (Cornus suecica): This small, deciduous shrub produces white flowers and is often found in peaty, acidic soils.

7. Cross-leaved Heath (Erica tetralix): This low-growing, evergreen shrub produces pink or white flowers and is often found in acidic soils.

8. Bell Heather (Erica cinerea): This low-growing, evergreen shrub produces pink or purple flowers and is often found in acidic soils.

9. Grass-of-Parnassus (Parnassia palustris): This rare and endangered species is found in wet, acidic soils and produces white flowers.

10. Devil’s-bit Scabious (Succisa pratensis): This perennial plant produces blue flowers and is often found in wet, grassy areas.

Where to find them:

  • The Scottish Highlands are home to many national parks, nature reserves, and wildlife sanctuaries, which offer excellent opportunities to spot these wildflowers. Some popular destinations include:Cairngorms National Park
    Loch Ness
    The Cairngorms
    The West Highland Way

For more on where to find Scottish wildflowers, click the trailing azaleas!

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