Barren Strawberry, Potentilla sterilis

Wildflowers of the Isle of Luing

Among D Bannister, Isle of Luing.'s albums



  • Greater Spearwort, Ranunculus lingua.

    This is a tall member of the Buttercup family.

  • Rosa Canina

    According to Christian legend the rose grew in the Garden of Eden without thorns; but after the fall, thorns sprouted to remind man of his sinful and imperfect nature. Roses of different colors often have special connotations: the pink rose represents s…

  • Rosa Canina

    The plant is high in certain antioxidants. The fruit is noted for its high level of vitamin C, and is used to make syrup, tea, and marmalade.


  • Tutsan, Hypericum androsaemum. berry.

    The name 'Tutsan' is thought to have come from the French 'toute saine' meaning 'all healthy' - referring to its undoubted antiseptic properties.

  • Tutson. Tutsan, Hypericum androsaemum


  • Harebell, Campanula rotundifolia.

    In Scotland, it is often known as the bluebell. Elsewhere in Britain, bluebell refers to Hyacinthoides non-scripta, and in North America, bluebell refers to Virginia bluebell.


  • Rosa Canina, hips.

    Rose hips are a very good source of Vitamin C and also Vitamins A, D...

  • Sea Mayweed.

    Flowers from July on and not in May.

  • Blackberry.

    The Blackberry one of the great free foods, known for a long time as a great source of vitamin C.


  • Rusty sedge [Carex ferruginea]

    Rusty sedge [Carex ferruginea]

  • Red Campion.

    Besides the aesthetic value of its flowers, the crushed seeds of red campion have also been used to cure snakebites . The nectar of the flowers is utilised by bumblebees and butterflies, and several species of moth feed on the foliage.

  • Meadowsweet, Filipendula ulmaria.

    It has many medicinal properties. The whole plant is a traditional remedy for an acidic stomach, and the fresh root is often used in infinitesimal quantities in homeopathic preparations. Dried, the flowers are used in pot pourri. It is also a frequently u…


  • Marsh marigold, 1st phase, kingcup,Caltha palustris

    The juice in this plant is caustic and was used as a remedy in folk medicine to encourage warts to fall off.

  • Daisy, Bellis perennis

    The name 'Daisy' came from the old name 'Day's Eye' as the flowers opened at dawn and closed at dusk or in dull light.

  • Common spotted orchid, Dactylorhiza fuchsii



  • Bedeguar Gall, Diplolepsis rosae.

    Or more picturesquely a Robin's pincushion. Several D. rosae larvae form the gall, and they may been joined by the harmless inquiline cynipid Periclistus brandtii (Ratzeburg) and a complex ecology of parasites and hyperparasites.

  • Bedeguar Gall, Diplolepsis rosae

    The rose bedeguar gall, Robin's pincushion gall, or moss gall[1][2] develops as a chemically induced distortion of an unopened leaf axillary or terminal buds, mostly on field rose (Rosa arvensis) or dog rose (Rosa canina) shrubs, caused by the parthenogen…

  • Yellow Loosestrife. Lysimachia vulgaris.



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