Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Purple Saxifrage - Saxifraga oppositifolia

I was very excited to get a text last night informing me that the Purple Saxifrage were in flower. I'd missed them last year, so was keen to see them this year. I rushed over to the Oa and walked down a burn where just a few flowers were in bloom. These early flowering, delightful little flowers are not found on many places on Islay, although they are not considered rare. I think they are one of the first saxifrages to bloom, and their bright petals are certainly a welcome sight at any time, but particularly on what must have been the warmest day of the year so far on Islay. What a treat!
Becky

Purple Saxifrage - Saxifraga oppositifolia

Purple Saxifrage - Saxifraga oppositifolia

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