Grasses, Rushes, Sedges & Ferns
of the Outer Hebrides

This section includes the grasses (Poaceae), sedges (Cyperaceae), rushes (Juncaceae) and vascular cryptogtams (Pteridophyta) which includes the club mosses (Lycopsida), horsetails (Spenopsida) and ferns (Filicopsida). This group, especially the grasses, are an important component of the island's flora and occur in both lowland and upland habitats.

The A-Z index lists of scientific or common names and the photographic Family Index provides a list of species and links to their descriptions, alternatively you can use the search facility to locate species by either using the common or scientific name.


grasses, sedge, fern