40 years of rare plant monitoring on Ben Lawers NNR

2021-11-06 13:30:00


Surprising finds in 2021 from freshwater lochs at Corrour, Westerness (vc97)

Two remarkable finds new to vc97 Westerness were made at Corrour this year. Baldellia ranunculoides (Lesser Water-plantain) subsp. repens was discovered flowering widely in Loch Ossian, Loch Guilbin and the River Ossian,  whilst Illecebrum verticillatum (Coral Necklace) was found in huge abundance in the drawdown zone of Loch Treig. The significance of these new finds and possible explanations for them are considered.