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 County Galway - Flora
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County Galway, like Clare; has many hundreds of flower species inhabiting its landscapes, many of which also inhabit some other parts of Ireland. The list below contains only flora that is less likely to be found in other counties or is only to be found in County Galway. A wide variety of flora does exist within this region and indeed some unlikely inhabitants can be found, especially within Connemara National Park.

Common Name

Latin Name

Flowering Time

Blackthorn (Prunus spinosa) March
Bloody Cranesbill (Geranium sanguineum) May to August
Early Purple Orchid (Orchis mascula) Late May
Elder (Sambucus nigra) June and July
Greater Butterwort (Pinguicula grandiflora) May and June
Hoary Rockrose (Helianthemum canum) May and June
Irish Orchid (Neotinea maculata) May
Limestone Bugle (Ajuga pyramidalis) May to July
Mountain Avens (Dryas octopetala) May and June
Shrubby Cinquefoil (Potentilla fruticosa) Early June to August
Spring Gentian (Gentiana verna) April to June
Water Germander (Teucrium scordium) July and August
Water Lobelia (Lobelia dortmanna) July and August

Some Useful Links
Wikipedia category:Flora of Ireland - an ever growing list of Irish Flora on the world's favorite online encyclopedia
Fauna and Flora in Ireland - general information about both flora and fauna -
WikiMedia Commons: Category:Flora of Ireland - user contributed photographs and images of Irish flora