Poppy on Raasay

The soil used for remediation after the construction of the new Raasay ferry terminal, or the grass mix that was sown afterwards, has produced a fine plant of Papaver rhoeas (Common Poppy):

Poppy flower

Poppy buds and fruit

This is extremely rare in the vice-county and a first for Raasay.

Much of the grass seed turns out to be Lolium multiflorum (Italian Rye-grass), another rarity locally but not new to Raasay:

Lolium mutiflorum near ferry terminal

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