Highland Flowers and Plants

Scotland is said to have over 1,600 native vascular plant species plus more than 1,500 lichens and nearly 1,000 non-vascular bryophytes’ (mosses, hornworts, and liverworts).

We confess to being no experts on the subject of flora. However, the site of Scottish primroses and Highland Gorse can be simply breathtaking, as can the fields of bluebells or poppies. Then there’s the fantastic thistles and the wonderful pine forests. Starting to get the picture?

Needless to say, Scot’s pine forest and the mountain ranges of Cairngorm and the Nevis range offer unique climates, which support equally unique species of flora and fauna.

There’s lots to see below.

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