I went to Duntulm in the far north of Skye today in preparation for a walk I am leading on Saturday for the Skye & Lochalsh branch of SWT.

Duntulm Castle

Loch Cleat has a good number of local rarities like Carex diandra (Lesser Tussock-sedge) and Schoenoplectus lacustris (Common Club-rush) though we will have to be careful not to destroy what we have come to look at on Saturday.

A number of old records were re-found such as Osmunda regalis (Royal Fern) in a coastal gully and Silene acaulis (Moss Campion) on the cliffs:

Silene acaulis on the cliffs

Two other Silene species were on the cliffs too;

Silene dioica and S. uniflora on the cliffs

Come to think of it, after the recent nomenclatural changes there was a fourth Silene around too – S. flos-cuculi (Ragged-Robin) – but I didn’t take a photo of that.

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