We came across a lonely looking specimen of Globeflower (Trollius europeaus) when out in Glenshee recently, and another when on Buachaille Etive Mor in Glencoe.  It’s such a beautiful and characteristic plant when in flower, and yet you don’t see it very often – the specimens seen were all on ‘out of reach’ ledges where the sheep and deer had not been…  Another interesting species occurring alongside was Roseroot (Sedum rosea), a lovely-looking plant at this time of year.

Here’s a few facts about the Globeflower:

  • Member of the family Ranunculaceae (buttercup or crowfoot)
  • Grows up to 60cm high.
  • With flowers 20-50mm across – and a beautiful yellow globe-shape (hence the name!)