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Purple Saxifrage

Did the Purple Saxifrage flower early this year? I've been looking for some without success.

Steve,
Isle of Skye

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Syrphus's picture

I don't see it over this way

I don't see it over this way unless I get into the hills, but it is usually easy to find on Trotternish. The weather in March might have brought it forward, but the 'winter' we have had through April might have set it late. If it has flowered, you should still see the fruits and flower remnants.

M.

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Purple Saxifrage

Had another look yesterday with more success. Going higher was the key, although Murray & Birks ("The Botanist in Skye") claim it can be found at sea level.

Steve Terry,
Isle of Skye

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The NBNG map

The NBNG map http://data.nbn.org.uk/interactive/map.jsp?srchSp=NBNSYS0000003507 suggests it might be at sea-level in Waternish and Duirinish. It is at sea-level (more or less) at Sandwood and elsewhere on the W Coast mainland.

M.

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