Tulips at Lusa

On my way back from Kyle today I spotted a patch of red Garden Tulips (Tulipa gesneriana) at the very edge, indeed over the edge, of the rubble used to improve the access road for Broadford Airstrip – wind turbine blades have been transported along there from Kyle recently.

Tulipa gesneriana Lusa LR

Tulipa gesneriana at Lusa

Whilst thinking about plants beginning with Tu…. there was also plenty of the native Tussilago farfara (Colt’s-foot) which is quite common along the roads of Skye but also inhabits coastal shingle and damp stony places quite high up in the hills.

Tussilago Lusa LR


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