There are bits of Portree that the casual visitor can easily miss:

River Chracaig, Portree

River Chracaig, Portree

Here there are large clumps of Carex sylvatica (Wood-sedge) now in flower:IMG_1759A

Scorrybreac had lots of Spring flowers showing and many Peacock Butterflies in courting rituals. On “The Lump” there was lots of Betonica officinalis (Betony).  This plant is known from Portree since 1938; other sites have not been re-found.

Near Loch Portree there was a large patch of Lamiastrum galeobdolon subsp. argentatum (Garden Yellow-archangel), only the third time this has been recorded in VC104, and up near the fire station there was lots of Barbarea intermedia (Medium-flowered Winter-cress, an uncommon weed locally.

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