Ben Lawers summit looking south

Ben Lawers looking south

This view is for botanists. The path from the summit towards Loch Tay leads to the rocky outcrops in the middle distance where the very rare Drooping Saxifrage (Saxifraga cernua) can be found.

However the it is very small and even though I'd seen there on five or six occasions I still couldn't find it on the seventh. On this occasion the plants had bulbils which is quite usual but no flowers which I've seen on two occasions but never with my camera. The other interesting thing to note that the edges of the path even at a height of 3996 feet, are green. You can find Cerastium alpinum and Alchemilla alpina flowering here almost up to the summit itself.

Summit of Ben Lawers 11th July 2005

Added on 4th April 2006, updated 4th June 2009

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