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!)