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The Scots language has a rich tradition, and abounds with marvellous words. Each week this blog will show a different Scots word with its English equivalent. I hope that you will enjoy them as much as I do!

Linda Gilmore Sutherland

 

 

SEG OR SEGGAN 27/03/2017

by Linda - 01:01 on 27 March 2017

SEG or SEGGAN = YELLOW FLAG IRIS

What a welcome and lovely sight this flower is in the late spring!  It loves wet conditions such as in bog lands, and can also be readily cultivated in water features in gardens.

 

Large stands of seggan in western Scotland form a very important feeding and breeding habitat for the endangered corn crake.