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TITLE
Dryas Octopetala
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_351A_2_P328
PLACENAME
Elgol
DISTRICT
Skye
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Strath
DATE OF IMAGE
1776
PERIOD
1760s
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
31147
KEYWORDS
flowers
plants
Dryas Octopetala

This illustration was taken from 'A Tour in Scotland' by Thomas Pennant. It shows the rare plant 'Dryas Octopetala'. Most commonly found in Ireland, the plant was spotted in the 1760s, growing on the limestone mountain of Ben Suardal on the Isle of Skye. It grows to a height of five to ten centimetres and its blooms are white in colour, with a yellow centre

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Dryas Octopetala

INVERNESS: Strath

1760s

flowers; plants

Highland Libraries

Fraser Mackintosh Collection (illustrations)

This illustration was taken from 'A Tour in Scotland' by Thomas Pennant. It shows the rare plant 'Dryas Octopetala'. Most commonly found in Ireland, the plant was spotted in the 1760s, growing on the limestone mountain of Ben Suardal on the Isle of Skye. It grows to a height of five to ten centimetres and its blooms are white in colour, with a yellow centre