Wildflowers of Scotland – part 2 – Orchids

There are beautiful wild orchids in the Scottish Highlands. We saw them lots of places while hiking.   I think they were my favorite wildflowers from the trip.  Identification is tricky and some photos are a bit blurry.  I hope these are correct.

Heath spotted orchids – shades of pink, lavender, and white


Marsh Orchids – white



Lesser Butterfly Orchid

They were all absolutely gorgeous, and I was so pleased to be able to find them in bloom.

5 thoughts on “Wildflowers of Scotland – part 2 – Orchids

  1. Bravo for the flowery travelogue! I am envious of your trip to Scotland. Even though I live in Europe, I never actually go anywhere! I spend all my travelling money taking the kids home to Massachusetts every year. Scotland is high on my list of places I want to visit, especially since my mother’s family are “Carrs”.

  2. Karen.. my family is Cunningham – from the Ayrshire area. We also visited the old castle in Glengarnock when we were there. We loved Scotland – I hope you get to go over sometime.

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