Urban Flora of Scotland: Broadford

Members of Skye Botany Group have started to survey Broadford for the Urban Flora of Scotland project. Already, we have added Allium moly (Yellow Garlic) to the vice-county list and added Allium triquetrum (Three-cornered Garlic), Rubus tricolor (Chinese Bramble), Berberis thunbergii (Thunberg’s Barberry), Viola x wittrockiana (Garden Pansy) and Phormium tenax (New Zealand Flax) to the list for the 10 km square NG62. All garden escapes/throw-outs or planted in the wild.

Amusingly, Joanna recorded Allium moly in one monad on 31st May while Neil and I recorded it in another on the same day. According to the image properties one was four and a half hours before the other……..

Allium moly at Broadford amongst the Crocosmia

We also found Cotoneaster x suecicus (Swedish Cotoneaster) about 600 m from the only previous vice-county record (2007: myself, Mike W and Jesse).

Cotoneaster x suecicus (Swedish Cotoneaster)


One Response to “Urban Flora of Scotland: Broadford”

  1. Interesting Plants | Plants of Skye, Raasay & The Small Isles Says:

    […] think that a rose, which was also present in the monad Neil and I covered a few weeks ago, is Rosa ‘Hollandica’ – a hybrid of Rosa rugosa (Japanese Rose) and an uncertain […]

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