Erinus alpinus   Fairy Foxglove C DD I

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Scottish Scenery: Carrbridge

This introduction from Southern Europe has escaped into the wild and is found in bare stony places. It has been known for some time growing on the old packhorse bridge at Carrbridge. This was slight diversion when on my way to Inverness prior to an expedition to find Diapensia lapponica.

Incidentally the temperature in the frozen north that day was 93 F (34 Celsius) but the London centric forecasters had predicted below 20 Celsius.

E. alpinus has naturalised very well in the British Isles and is found scattered through England, Wales and Ireland but with the greatest concentrations in southern and central Scotland.

Carrbridge Scotland 6th June 2006

Added on 28th June 2006, modified 11th January 2007, updated 7th January 2009, updated 29th March 2010

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