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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.


What is Flowering : January

Western Isles Wildflowers : Daisy






The daisy has been in flower right from the first day of January. The new foliage of the plants is already forming ground coverage whilst most other species are still dormant.

Western Isles Wildflowers
Winter Heliotrope growing in the Castle Grounds in Stornoway.
Winter Heliotrope was introduced to the UK in 1806, and was probably planted in the grounds by Lady Matheson (her gardeners) where it has run wild.


Western Isles Wildflowers
Kissing is said to be in season when the gorse is in flower.
There are a few gorse species, each with different flowering times, so at least one variety of gorse is usually flowering a little...



If you spot other wildflowers in January in the Western Isles, please email the webmaster to have them added to this page.

Page last updated: 19th January, 2008



Daisy Photograph © Kim Park
Isle of Great Bernera - Outer Hebrides (Western Isles)
21st May, 2006

Visit Kim's web site of her photography of the Western Isles

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Colour of the season

May 27th Lush Green!

June 11th White

June 25th Pink



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