Spotted rock-rose Tuberaria guttata

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A flower of the west coast, the largest colonies of spotted rock-rose lie on Anglesey's Holy Island.

Its distinct crimson-spotted flowers are matched by red-flushed leaves.

County flower of Anglesey/Sir Fon.

Distribution

A handful of colonies on islands off the west coast of the UK. The only location it can be found on the British mainland is the Llyn Peninsula in Wales.

Habitat

Dry, rocky places.

Best time to see

Flowers from June to August

Did you know?

To see the spotted rock-rose in full bloom you have to catch it at just the right time. It flowers only once during its lifetime and sheds its vivid petals within hours of doing so.