West Highland Flora

Sibbaldia


Sibbaldia procumbens

 

Sibbaldia procumbens

Photo John Birks
Department of Biology, University of Bergen
Jun 1988 Aurland, Norway

Occasional on mountains in bare ground or short grass

Leaflets 0.5-2 cm.  Flower diameter c 4-6 mm.

ID: Flowers with 5 widely spaced petals, shorter than sepals.  (Petals sometimes absent).  Leaves bluish-green with 3 leaflets, each with its tip divided into 3 teeth.

Other features: Leaves often purplish beneath.  Leaf-rosettes grow from a woody stock in the manner of young Strawberry plants.  Stems reddish.

 

Sibbaldia procumbens

Photo John Birks
Department of Biology, University of Bergen
Jun 1988 Aurland, Norway

 

Sibbaldia procumbens

Photo John Birks
Department of Biology, University of Bergen
Jul 1967 Seana Bhraigh, Sutherland


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