Bog Bean - Loch an Duin

Loch an Duin, Isle of Barra, Outer Hebrides

Type:Flora and Fauna - Freshwater

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The bog Bean, as its name implies, lives in extremely wet conditions. However, its name belies the fact that it is one of the most beautiful of flowers and is well worth getting your knees wet for a good close-up look.

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