WILDFLOWER IDENTIFICATION

 

In 2012 many species were identified and keyed out and they included a range of Nationally Rare and Nationally Scarce species.  Plants found included: Hair Sedge (Carex capillaris), Sheathed Sedge (Carex vaginata), Mountain Avens (Dryas octopetala), Shady Horsetail (Equisetum pratense), Twinflower (Linnaea borealis), Frog Orchid (Coeloglossum viride), Mountain Sandwort (Minuartia rubella), Alpine Cat's-tail (Phleum alpinum), Alpine Cinquefoil (Potentilla crantzii), Small-white Orchid (Pseudorchis albida), Intermediate Wintergreen (Pyrola media), Alpine Saxifrage (Saxifraga nivalis), Alpine Woodsia (Woodsia alpina) and Alpine Speedwell (Veronica alpina).

Training in the identification of wildflowers and ferns (including grasses, sedges and rushes) is regularly undertaken on behalf of the Field Studies Council at Kindrogen Field Centre.

 

In 2012 and 2013, Theo ran a successful course titled:  Discovering Mountain Flowers.

 

For more information on this course see links below.

 

 

Veronica_alpina_B Cerastium_alpinum_B Oxytropis_campestris_B Moonwort_Cairnwell_2B Potentilla_crantzii Mt_Flowers_2013_B