Plants of Dùn Coillich

  • Dùn Coillich primroses (Primula vulgaris) in snow
  • Melancholy thistle (Cirsium heterophylla)
  • Bilberries galore!
  • Scot's pine (Pinus sylvestris)
  • An abundance of wild flowers
  • Heath-spotted orchid (Dactylorhiza fuchsii subsp. fuchsii)
  • Yellow saxifrage (Saxifraga aizoides)
  • Bell heather (Erica cinerea) and cross-leaved heath (Erica tetralix)
  • A diversity of grasses, including Yorkshire fog (Holcus lanatus), a rapid coloniser of disturbed and wetter ground
  • Yellow rattle (Rhinanthus minor)
  • Lichen diversity
  • Lichens on fence post

To date, 247 species of plants have been recorded.

Achillea millefolium (Yarrow)
Achillea ptarmica (Sneezewort)
Agrostis canina
Agrostis canina sens. lat. (Velvet Bent)
Agrostis capillaris (Common Bent)
Agrostis stolonifera (Creeping Bent)
Agrostis vinealis (Brown Bent)
Aira praecox (Early Hair-grass)
Ajuga reptans (Bugle)
Alchemilla alpina (Alpine Lady's-mantle)
Alchemilla filicaulis (Hairy Lady's-mantle)
Alchemilla filicaulis subsp. filicaulis
Alchemilla filicaulis subsp. vestita
Alchemilla glabra (Smooth Lady's-mantle)
Alnus glutinosa (Alder)
Alopecurus geniculatus (Marsh Foxtail)
Anemone nemorosa (Wood Anemone)
Antennaria dioica (Mountain Everlasting)
Anthoxanthum odoratum (Sweet Vernal-grass)
Arctostaphylos uva-ursi (Bearberry)
Arenaria serpyllifolia sens. lat.
Asplenium adiantum-nigrum (Black Spleenwort)
Asplenium trichomanes (Maidenhair Spleenwort)
Asplenium viride (Green Spleenwort)
Athyrium filix-femina (Lady-fern)
Bellis perennis (Daisy)
Betula pubescens (Downy Birch)
Blechnum spicant (Hard-fern)
Briza media (Quaking-grass)
Callitriche stagnalis sens. lat. (Common Water Starwort)
Calluna vulgaris (Heather)
Caltha palustris
Campanula rotundifolia (Harebell)
Cardamine flexuosa (Wavy Bitter-cress)
Cardamine pratensis (Cuckooflower)
Carex binervis (Green-ribbed Sedge)
Carex capillaris (Hair Sedge)
Carex caryophyllea (Spring-sedge)
Carex curta (White Sedge)
Carex dioica (Dioecious Sedge)
Carex echinata (Star Sedge)
Carex flacca (Glaucous Sedge)
Carex hostiana (Tawny Sedge)
Carex nigra (Common Sedge)
Carex pallescens (Pale Sedge)
Carex panicea (Carnation Sedge)
Carex pauciflora
Carex pilulifera (Pill Sedge)
Carex pulicaris (Flea Sedge)
Carex rostrata (Bottle Sedge)
Carex viridula subsp. brachyrrhyncha (Long-stalked Yellow-sedge)
Carex viridula subsp. oedocarpa (Common Yellow-sedge)
Carex x fulva (C. hostiana x viridula)
Cerastium fontanum (Common Mouse-ear)
Chamerion angustifolium (Rosebay Willowherb)
Cirsium arvense (Creeping Thistle)
Cirsium heterophyllum (Melancholy Thistle)
Cirsium palustre (Marsh Thistle)
Cirsium vulgare (Spear Thistle)
Cotoneaster sp. (a cotoneaster)
Crepis paludosa (Marsh Hawk's-beard)
Cynosurus cristatus (Crested Dog's-tail)
Cystopteris fragilis (Brittle Bladder-fern)
Cytisus scoparius (Broom)
Dactylis glomerata (Cock's-foot)
Dactylorhiza fuchsii (Common Spotted-orchid)
Dactylorhiza incarnata (Early Marsh-orchid)
Dactylorhiza maculata (Heath Spotted-orchid)
Dactylorhiza x venusta
Danthonia decumbens (Heath-grass)
Deschampsia cespitosa (Tufted Hair-grass)
Deschampsia cespitosa subsp. cespitosa (Tufted Hair-grass)
Deschampsia flexuosa (Wavy Hair-grass)
Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)
Drosera rotundifolia (Round-leaved Sundew)
Dryopteris affinis (Scaly Male-fern)
Dryopteris carthusiana (Narrow Buckler-Fern)
Dryopteris dilatata (Broad Buckler-fern)
Dryopteris filix-mas (Male-fern)
Eleocharis multicaulis (Many-stalked Spike-rush)
Eleocharis quinqueflora (Few-flowered Spike-rush)
Empetrum nigrum (Crowberry / Crowberry (agg.))
Empetrum nigrum subsp. nigrum (Crowberry)
Epilobium brunnescens (New Zealand Willowherb)
Epilobium ciliatum (American Willowherb)
Epilobium montanum (Broad-leaved Willowherb)
Epilobium obscurum (Short-fruited Willowherb)
Epilobium palustre (Marsh Willowherb)
Equisetum arvense (Field Horsetail)
Equisetum hyemale (Rough Horsetail)
Equisetum palustre (Marsh Horsetail)
Equisetum pratense (Shady Horsetail)
Equisetum sylvaticum (Wood Horsetail)
Erica cinerea (Bell Heather)
Erica tetralix (Cross-leaved Heath)
Eriophorum angustifolium (Common Cottongrass)
Eriophorum latifolium (Broad-leaved Cottongrass)
Eriophorum vaginatum (Hare's-tail Cottongrass)
Euphrasia micrantha (Slender Heath Eyebright)
Euphrasia officinalis agg. (Eyebright)
Euphrasia scottica
Festuca ovina agg. (Sheep's Fescue (agg.))
Festuca rubra agg. (Red Fescue)
Festuca vivipara (Viviparous Sheep's-fescue)
Filipendula ulmaria (Meadowsweet)
Fragaria vesca (Wild Strawberry)
Fraxinus excelsior (Ash)
Galium aparine (Cleavers)
Galium boreale (Northern Bedstraw)
Galium palustre (Marsh-bedstraw)
Galium saxatile (Heath Bedstraw)
Galium uliginosum (Fen Bedstraw)
Galium verum (Lady's Bedstraw)
Genista anglica (Petty whin)
Gentianella amarella subsp. septentrionalis
Gentianella campestris (Field Gentian)
Geranium robertianum (Herb-Robert)
Geranium sylvaticum (Wood Crane's-bill)
Geum rivale (Water Avens)
Geum urbanum (Wood Avens)
Gnaphalium uliginosum (Marsh Cudweed)
Gymnocarpium dryopteris (Oak Fern)
Helianthemum nummularium (Common Rock-rose)
Helictotrichon pratense (Meadow Oat-grass)
Heracleum sphondylium
Hieracium agg. (Hawkweed (agg.))
Hippuris vulgaris (Mare's-tail)
Holcus lanatus (Yorkshire-fog)
Holcus mollis (Creeping Soft-grass)
Huperzia selago (Fir Clubmoss)
Hypericum perforatum (Perforate St John's-wort)
Hypericum pulchrum (Slender St John's-wort)
Hypochaeris radicata (Cat's-ear)
Isolepis setacea (Bristle Club-rush)
Juncus acutiflorus (Sharp-flowered Rush)
Juncus alpinoarticulatus (Alpine Rush)
Juncus articulatus (Jointed Rush)
Juncus bufonius
Juncus bufonius sens. lat. (Toad Rush)
Juncus bulbosus (Bulbous Rush)
Juncus conglomeratus (Compact Rush)
Juncus effusus (Soft-rush)
Juncus squarrosus (Heath Rush)
Juncus tenuis (Slender Rush)
Juniperus communis (Juniper)
Larix sp. (a larch)
Larix x marschlinsii (L. decidua x kaempferi)
Lathyrus linifolius (Bitter-vetch)
Lathyrus pratensis (Meadow Vetchling)
Leontodon autumnalis (Autumn Hawkbit)
Linum catharticum (Fairy Flax)
Listera cordata (Lesser Twayblade)
Lolium perenne (Perennial Rye-grass)
Lotus corniculatus (Common Bird's-foot-trefoil)
Luzula multiflora (Heath Wood-rush)
Luzula pilosa (Hairy Wood-rush)
Luzula sylvatica
Lycopodium annotinum (Interrupted Clubmoss)
Lycopodium clavatum (Stag's-horn Clubmoss)
Lysimachia nemorum (Yellow Pimpernel)
Melampyrum pratense (Common Cow-wheat)
Melica nutans
Mercurialis perennis (Dog's Mercury)
Molinia caerulea (Purple Moor-grass)
Myrica gale (Bog-myrtle)
Nardus stricta (Mat-grass)
Narthecium ossifragum (Bog Asphodel)
Oreopteris limbosperma (Lemon-scented Fern)
Oxalis acetosella (Wood-sorrel)
Parnassia palustris (Grass-of-Parnassus)
Pedicularis palustris (Marsh Lousewort)
Pedicularis sylvatica (Lousewort)
Persicaria vivipara (Alpine Bistort)
Phegopteris connectilis
Picea sitchensis (Sitka Spruce)
Pilosella officinarum (Mouse-ear-hawkweed)
Pimpinella saxifraga (Burnet-saxifrage)
Pinguicula vulgaris (Common Butterwort)
Pinus contorta (Lodgepole Pine)
Pinus sylvestris (Scots Pine)
Plantago lanceolata (Ribwort Plantain)
Plantago major (Greater Plantain)
Plantago maritima (Sea Plantain)
Poa annua (Annual Meadow-grass)
Poa humilis (Spreading Meadow-grass)
Poa pratensis sens. lat. (Smooth Meadow-grass)
Polygala serpyllifolia (Heath Milkwort)
Polygala vulgaris subsp. vulgaris (Common Milkwort)
Polygonum aviculare agg. (Knot-grass (agg.))
Polystichum lonchitis (Holly-fern)
Potamogeton polygonifolius (Bog Pondweed)
Potentilla erecta (Tormentil)
Potentilla sterilis (Barren Strawberry)
Prunella vulgaris (Selfheal)
Prunus avium (Wild Cherry)
Prunus spinosa (Blackthorn)
Pteridium aquilinum (Bracken)
Quercus x rosacea
Ranunculus acris (Meadow Buttercup)
Ranunculus bulbosus (Bulbous Buttercup)
Ranunculus flammula (Lesser Spearwort)
Ranunculus flammula subsp. scoticus
Ranunculus repens (Creeping Buttercup)
Rhinanthus minor (Yellow-rattle)
Rosa caesia subsp. glauca
Rumex acetosa (Common Sorrel)
Rumex acetosella (Sheep's Sorrel)
Rumex longifolius (Northern Dock)
Rumex obtusifolius (Broad-leaved Dock)
Sagina nodosa (Knotted Pearlwort)
Sagina procumbens (Procumbent Pearlwort)
Salix aurita (Eared Willow)
Salix caprea (Goat Willow)
Salix cinerea subsp. oleifolia (Rusty Willow)
Salix repens (Creeping Willow)
Saxifraga aizoides (Yellow Saxifrage)
Saxifraga oppositifolia (Purple Saxifrage)
Selaginella selaginoides (Lesser Clubmoss)
Senecio jacobaea (Common Ragwort)
Sorbus aria agg.
Sorbus aucuparia (Rowan)
Stachys sylvatica (Hedge Woundwort)
Stellaria graminea (Lesser Stitchwort)
Stellaria holostea (Greater Stitchwort)
Stellaria uliginosa (Bog Stitchwort)
Succisa pratensis (Devil's-bit Scabious)
Taraxacum aggregate (Dandelion)
Thymus polytrichus (Wild Thyme)
Tofieldia pusilla (Scottish Asphodel)
Trichophorum cespitosum (Deergrass)
Trientalis europaea (Chickweed-wintergreen)
Trifolium pratense (Red Clover)
Trifolium repens (White Clover)
Triglochin palustre (Marsh Arrowgrass)
Trollius europaeus (Globeflower)
Tussilago farfara (Colt's-foot)
Urtica dioica (Common Nettle)
Vaccinium myrtillus (Bilberry)
Vaccinium vitis-idaea (Cowberry)
Valeriana officinalis (Common Valerian)
Veronica chamaedrys (Germander Speedwell)
Veronica officinalis (Heath Speedwell)
Veronica serpyllifolia subsp. serpyllifolia (Thyme-leaved Speedwell)
Vicia sepium (Bush Vetch)
Viola lutea (Mountain Pansy)
Viola palustris (Marsh Violet)
Viola riviniana (Common Dog-violet)