So the race is still on to find Scotland’s favourite plant, tree or shrub. With voting underway there’s still time to make sure that your favourite plant has a chance of being number one!
In our last Big 5 post we spoke to our curator at Logan Botanic Garden, Richard Baines, to find out why he thinks the Scottish Bluebell should be Scotland’s favourite plant.
This time we have asked our curator at The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, David Knott, to find out what he would choose for his Big 5.
Scots Pine (Pinus Sylvestris)
Pinus sylvestris is such an iconic tree, evocative of the Scottish Highlands with its very rich biodiversity with many interesting associated plants, birds and animals.
My favourite area of Scots Pine is in north west Scotland on the slopes of Beinn Eighe above Loch Maree, such a wonderful atmospheric sense of place.
The Scots Pine seems to be a popular tree, what’s not to like about it. Do you think it should be number one in our Big 5? You still have time to vote for your favourite, below: