Machair

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Machair Flowers - Bornish

Colourful fallow or crops full of Corn Marigold can be seen from the main track across the machair.

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The Common Twayblade is an orchid which can be found around Loch Thallan.

Sea Bindweed - Princes Strand

This pink and white, striped funnel-shaped flower is found only here in the Outer Hebrides

Lesser Butterfly Orchids-Boisdale

More abundant to the west of the main road. You can access the area easily as it is unfenced although plants can be seen from the main road in fenced fields further north too. When to See Flowers…

Machair Flowers - Howmore

An excellent small area to see a good variety of machair flowers.

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    Reef, Isle Of Lewis, Outer Hebrides

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    A low growing plant with small white 2 lobed flowers. Found on improved agricultural land and coastal grassland.

    Add Eyebright-Reef Sands to your Itinerary

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    Dalmore, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS2 9NB

    Isle of Lewis

    Short, low growing with spike of bright yellow flowers

    Add Lady's Bedstraw-Dalmore to your Itinerary

  3. Frog Orchid © Laurie Campbell
    Early March Orchid © Laurie Campbell
    Frog Orchid © Laurie Campbell
    Early March Orchid © Laurie Campbell

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    Seilebost, Isle of Harris, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of Harris

    Frog Orchid, Northern Marsh Orchid, Early Marsh Orchid, Greater Twayblade, and Lesser Butterfly Orchid are typical Machair orchid species.

    Add Frog Orchid - Seilebost Machair to your Itinerary

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    Clachan Sands, Isle of North Uist, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of North Uist

    Rare flower found only in North Uist!

    Add Hebridean Marsh Orchid-Clachan Sands to your Itinerary

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    Eoropie, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS2 9NB

    Isle of Lewis

    Tall, slim stems with pale blue flowers

    Add Harebell-Eoropie to your Itinerary

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