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Wild Orchid

This evening, I am continuing my botanical theme with an image and information on a wild orchid which I encountered when recently visiting the Wick area of Caithness in Northern Scotland.

In Britain there are at least 17 types of wild orchid. The image shows the type named ‘Orchis’ which by coincidence is the name from which ‘orchid’ emanates. Read more on Wild Orchid…



This evening, my post has a botanical theme.

On a recent tour near Wick in Caithness, north of Scotland I came across a patch of vegetation which was described to me as ‘wild cotton’. On further investigation it appears that the plant is actually a type of sedge known at Cotton Grass or Bog Cotton which grows in damp conditions.

Bog Cotton with Sinclair Bay in the background

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This morning our tour group departed Inverness, capital of the Highlands, in heavy rain. We drove down the A9 with first stop at House of Bruar near Blair Atholl. Bruar is a High End shopping experience. After some light refreshment we moved on south, down the A9 to the attractive and popular market town of Dunkeld which is located in the heart of Scotland.

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