Scottish primrose Primula scotica

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The ultimate northerner in our flora, Scots Primrose grows on coastal promontories on the north coast, including Dunnet Head, the northernmost tip of mainland Britain. Low-growing and easily overlooked, this attractive flower also grows in Orkney, across the Pentland Firth, but nowhere else in the world. It is easily distinguished from the common primrose by its blueish-purple petals.

Distribution

North coast of Scotland and Orkneys.

Habitat

Heaths and coastal grassland.

Best time to see

Flowers from May to June.

County flower of Caithness.