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The Cairngorms rare plants project was launched in March 2010 to deliver urgently needed action for four threatened plants of high conservation importance in the Cairngorms National Park.
This project is a partnership between the Cairngorms National Park Authority, Scottish Natural Heritage and the University of Aberdeen.

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Intermediate Wintergreen
Intermediate Wintergreen
(Pyrola media)

This evergreen perennial herb is an often overlooked treasure of our native pinewoods and dry heaths. Although relatively widespread in the highlands of Scotland, this species is rare and declining in the rest of the UK.
Lesser Butterfly-orchid
Lesser Butterfly-orchid
(Platanthera bifolia)

This beautiful white-flowered orchid can be found in only a handful of species-rich grassland sites in the Cairngorms National Park, but is more widespread in the north and west of Scotland.
Small Cow-wheat
Small Cow-wheat
(Melampyrum sylvaticum)

This hemi-parasitic annual with bright yellow flowers exists in just a few sites in the Cairngorms National Park and less than 20 in the whole of Scotland.
(Linnaea borealis)

This delicate creeping dwarf shrub is an iconic plant of native pinewoods in the northeast of Scotland. Remaining populations are often small and highly isolated and many set little or no seed each year.

Dr Andy Scobie,
Project Officer

Cairngorms Rare Plants Project
Scottish Natural Heritage,
Achantoul, Aviemore,
PH22 1QD

Tel: +44 (0) 1479 810477
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

August 2013
Twinflower transplant trials – early signs of success
July 2013
Blooming marvellous!
June 2013
A ‘fleeting’ visit to see One-flowered Wintergreen
January 2013
Action to remove exotic conifers at Deeside Twinflower site
Funding secured for extension to project

You can help the Cairngorms Rare Plants Project:

• Tell us about rare plant sites;
• Take part in rare plant searches;
• Monitor rare plant populations;
• Look after a local rare plant site.

Get in touch with project officer
Andy Scobie to find out more.

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