National Records of Scotland

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Heraldry

Archivists' Garden - Heraldry

Bell Heather

Latin Name:
Erica cinerea (C.D. Eason) and Erica cinerea (Hookstone White), family Ericaceae
Season:
June to September

Bluebell

Latin Name:
Scilla non-scripta, family Hyacinthaceae/Liliaceae
Season:
April to May
Associations:

Hairy Thyme

Latin Name:
Thymus polytrichus, family Labiatae/Laminaceae
Season:
April to August

Hard Fern

Latin Name:
Blechnum spicant, family Blechnaceae
Season:
all year

Hazel

Latin Name:
Corylus avellana (Contorta), family Betulaceae
Season:
April - October

Honeysuckle

Latin Name:
Lonicera periclymenum, family Caprifoliaceae
Season:
July to September
Associations:

Ivy

Ivy
Latin Name:
Hedera helix (Atropurpurea), family Araliaceae
Season:
all year

Lesser Periwinkle

Latin Name:
Vinca minor, family Apocynaceae
Season:
all year

Lily (Madonna)

Latin Name:
Lilium candidum, family Liliaceae
Season:
June to July

Ling (White Heather)

Latin Name:
Calluna vulgaris (Kinlochruel), family Ericaceae
Season:
June to September

Rose (Dog)

Latin Name:
Rosa canina, family Rosaceae
Season:
April to October

Rose (Red)

Latin Name:
Rosa rubiginosa, family Rosaceae
Season:
June to October
Associations:

Rowan

Latin Name:
Sorbus aucuparia (Sheerwater Seedling), family Rosaceae
Season:
April to October

Scotch Thistle

Latin Name:
Onopordon acanthium, family Asteraceae/Compositae
Season:
all year

Sea Pink (Thrift)

Latin Name:
Armeria maritima (Bees Ruby), family Plumbaginaceae
Season:
May to June
Associations:

White Rose of Scotland (Scots Rose, Burnet Rose)

Latin Name:
Rosa spinosissima (Syn. Rosa pimpinellifolia), family Rosaceae
Season:
May to October

Wild Flag Iris

Latin Name:
Iris pseudacorus, family Iridaceae
Season:
April-October (Form), April-May (Flowers)

Yew

Yew
Latin Name:
Taxus baccata, family Taxaceae
Season:
all year