From coast to summit - The Target 8 Project J - O

Species in bold are either in cultivation or stored as seed

 
Juncus castaneous Juniper Sea Pea Marsh Pea
Juncus castaneous is a high-altitude species that appears to be losing sites Vulnerable
Juniperis communis has suffered a big decline in lowland areas but grows well in the north-west
Lathyrus japonicus a coastal species with only a few sites in Scotland Nationally Scarce
Lathyrus palustris a mainly southern species with one site found in Kintyre Nationally Scarce See below
Limonium recurvum in cult Linnaea borealis Perennial Flax Luzula arcuata
Limonium recurvum is a small Sea-lavender that grows on cliffs at the Mull of Kintrye Vulnerable
Linnaea borealis grows in pinewoods with few clones in each population Nationally Scarce
Linum perenne has one site in Scotland and is infrequent further south Nationally Scarce
Luzula arcuata grows on the highest plateaux on the most exposed hills Vulnerable
Lychnis alpina Sticky Catchfly Lycopodiella inudata Lysimachia thyrsiflora
Lychnis alpina occurs in one place in Scotland on serpentine where it is Vulnerable
Lychnis viscaria grows on sunny, south-facing rocks where it is not grazed Nationally Scarce
Lycopodiella inundata grows on fluctuating loch margins but has lost many sites Endangered
Lysimachia thyrsiflora has its main range in Central Scotland in wet places Nationally Scarce
Melampyrum sylvaticum Mentha arvensis Mertensia maritima Minuartia rubella
Melampyrum sylvaticum grows in woods near water and has lost many sites Endangered
Mentha arvensis a native in arable fields which has suffered a wide decline, especially in Scotland
Mertensia maritima a northern coastal species with fluctuating populations Nationally Scarce
Minuartia rubella a montane species on limestone with only a few sites Vulnerable
Minuartia sedoides Moneses uniflora

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Minuartia sedoides grows on exposed mountains or ridges with a reduction in range Vulnerable
Moneses uniflora grows in the moss layer in pinewoods, often in small populations Vulnerable
Hypopitys monotropa a saprophyte with few sites in Scotland and sites lost generally Endangered
Oenanthe fistulosa occurs mainly in the south in wetland with few Scottish sites Vulnerable

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Note: The photograph of Lathyrus palustris was taken by Ian McDonald and is used with his permission

Ononis reclinata an annual with only a few sites reaching north to Galloway Nationally Rare
Oxytropis campestris only two Scottish montane sites and one on coastal cliffs Vulnerable
Oxytropis halleri occurs on mountains and coastal cliffs at risk from shading Nationally Rare