West Highland Flora

Roseroot


Rhodiola rosea

 

Rhodiola rosea

Photo Carl Farmer
31 May 2003 Storr, Skye

Frequent within its habitat: steep rock faces both in the hills and on sea cliffs.

Stems 15-30 cm.  Leaves 1-4 cm.

ID: Unmistakable at any time of year.

Other features: Stems arise from a winding above-ground rhizome.  Leaves densely packed on stem, the largest ones near the top.  Male and female flowers on separate plants, with 4 linear yellow petals.

 

Rhodiola rosea

Photo Carl Farmer
31 May 2003 Storr, Skye
Flowerhead on left 3 cm across
Longest leaf 2,2 cm straightened out

 

Rhodiola rosea

Photo Carl Farmer
31 May 2003 Storr, Skye
 

Male flowers

 

Rhodiola rosea

Photo Carl Farmer
12 Feb 2002 Bornaskitaig
 

Rhizome with winter buds

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