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Sibbaldia procumbens Sibbaldia procumbens

In a few places at the foot of the Corrie cliffs, Sibbaldia procumbens covers the ground as one of the commonest plants. It's easy to find the three toothed leaves but much more difficult to find any flowers. What flowers you find are very small and rarely more than two centimetres in height as the name procumbens suggests. Some visitors have declared it to be absent from the Corrie on Ben Lawers because it is so difficult to detect.

Sibbaldia procumbens does not grow in England, Wales or Ireland but is quote common an many of the mountains from mid to northern Scotland.

Ben Lawers Corrie 11th July 2005

Added on 12th July 2005, updated 7th February 2012, July 15th 2023