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TITLE
Azalea procumbens and Sibbaldia procumbens
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_351A_1_P043
DATE OF IMAGE
1776
PERIOD
1760s
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
31131
KEYWORDS
flowers
plants
gardens
wildlife
Azalea procumbens and Sibbaldia procumbens

Azalea procumbens (also known as Loiseleuria procumbens Desv. or Rhododendron procumbens) is an evergreen alpine plant. It has small, shiny, dark green leaves and 2-5 pale pink flowers in the Spring. It can survive in rock crevices on eastern slopes, in poorly-drained soil and shaded in the summer.
Sibbaldia procumbens is also an alpine plant with small, 3-part leaves. It has a small yellow flower with petals 1-2mm long which blooms in the summer. It also survives in rock crevices on eastern slopes, in poorly-drained soil and shaded in the summer.
According to Thomas Pennant both these plants were found on Ben Cruachan and Ben More. Both plants can now be found in the Benmore Botanic Gardens on the Cowal Peninsula.
This illustration was taken from 'A Tour in Scotland' by Thomas Pennant

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Azalea procumbens and Sibbaldia procumbens

1760s

flowers; plants; gardens; wildlife

Highland Libraries

Fraser Mackintosh Collection (illustrations)

Azalea procumbens (also known as Loiseleuria procumbens Desv. or Rhododendron procumbens) is an evergreen alpine plant. It has small, shiny, dark green leaves and 2-5 pale pink flowers in the Spring. It can survive in rock crevices on eastern slopes, in poorly-drained soil and shaded in the summer.<br /> Sibbaldia procumbens is also an alpine plant with small, 3-part leaves. It has a small yellow flower with petals 1-2mm long which blooms in the summer. It also survives in rock crevices on eastern slopes, in poorly-drained soil and shaded in the summer.<br /> According to Thomas Pennant both these plants were found on Ben Cruachan and Ben More. Both plants can now be found in the Benmore Botanic Gardens on the Cowal Peninsula.<br /> This illustration was taken from 'A Tour in Scotland' by Thomas Pennant