Bog-rosemary Andromeda polifolia
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A beautiful relative of heather.
The delicate pink bells and rosemary-like foliage of this wildflower never fail to enchant those lucky enough to find it during its brief flowering in late spring.
A declining species, it is a particular feature of the much-reduced bogs and flowers of Galloway.
Confined to central Britain, from mid-Wales (especially Cardiganshire) to southern Scotland. One of the special plants of the central Irish peat-bogs, and an eloquent plea for their preservation. It is rarer in the north, but occurs in Tyrone.
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Flowers from May to June
County flower of Cardiganshire/Ceredigion, County Tyrone and Kirkcudbright.