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.
Gaelic: Cotoneaster Mion-dhuilleagach
Cotoneaster occurs in the Western Isles in three species, small-leaved cotoneaster, wall cotoneaster and Himalyan cotoneaster.
The species shown in the photgraphs above is the small-leaved cotoneaster. In this species the leaves are .5 inch or less long, the petals white. It comes from India.
Wall cotoneaster (C.horizontalis) grows near Rodel Hotel in Harris. Himalayan cotoneaster (C.Simonsi)i grows near Borvemor in Harris.
Cotoneaster is a not native wildflower of the Western Isles, it is an introduced plant.
Photography © Suzanne Harris
Castle Grounds - Stornoway - Isle of Lewis - Outer Hebrides (Western Isles)
9th June, 2007