Jasione montana   Sheep's-bit C DD N

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This is quite a common flower which brightens up many cliff top displays in early summer. It isn't very tall, only 20 cm maximum, but you tend to find many flowering plants all in one place so that the effect can be very pleasing.

J. montana has a distinctly western distribution being found often in Wales, Cornwall and south western Scotland. It is not found often in the north of Scotland and is uncommon in much of eastern England but is common in Ireland.

Jasione montana

Jasione montana Sheep's-bit

South Stack, Anglesey, North Wales 16th June 2004

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Jasione montana

LHS: South Stack, 7th July 2002 RHS: South Stack, Anglesey, North Wales 16th June 2004

Added on January 28th 2005, updated 6th February 2010, updated 13th April 2010, updated 28th May 2013

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