Scottish Primrose

The Scottish primrose is often found near the coast and is endemic to a small area in the very north of Scotland. This means that the Scottish primrose is found only in Scotland and nowhere else in the world.

This small, delightful flower grows on moist but well-drained, grazed grasslands. Under-grazing or over-grazing can be damaging to this species. Losses of plants have been attributed to fences blocking grazing cattle, agricultural improvement, house building and tree planting

 

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When to see

May-July

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Where to see

Endemic to Scotland, only found in the wild in Caithness, Sutherland and Orkney.

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Did you know?

The Scottish primrose features clusters of dark purple flowers with yellow centres, atop smooth stalks. Each flower has five heart-shaped petals. The base of this plant also has oval leaves which are deeply veined.

Binoculars Icon Blue
When to see

May-July

Map Icon Blue
Where to see

Endemic to Scotland, only found in the wild in Caithness, Sutherland and Orkney.

Book Icon Blue
Did you know?

The Scottish primrose features clusters of dark purple flowers with yellow centres, atop smooth stalks. Each flower has five heart-shaped petals. The base of this plant also has oval leaves which are deeply veined.

Binoculars Icon Blue
When to see

May-July

Map Icon Blue
Where to see

Endemic to Scotland, only found in the wild in Caithness, Sutherland and Orkney.

Book Icon Blue
Did you know?

The Scottish primrose features clusters of dark purple flowers with yellow centres, atop smooth stalks. Each flower has five heart-shaped petals. The base of this plant also has oval leaves which are deeply veined.