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Small, purple and brown, broader than long, on square stems. Sepals lobed with a light border.
Green, globular but tapering into a sharp tip.
Leaves appear together, opposite one another along the square-stalked, erect stem. They are triangular, pointed and have forward-pointing, sharp-toothed margins. Hairless and shiny. Sometimes the leaves are bronze. Differs from Water Figwort in that its teeth are pointed and Water Figwort has rounded leaves.
70 centimetres tall
Never consume a wild plant unless you are 100% certain that it is safe to eat and you know that you have identified it correctly.
Leaves smell very unpleasant when crushed. The smell is stronger than that of Water Figwort.
Carpenter's Square, Great Pilewort, Heal-all, Heal-all Scrofula Plant, Kernelwort, Knotted Figwort, Murrain Grass, Nodding Figwort, Rosenoble, Scrofula Plant, Square-stalk, Throatwort, Woodland Figwort, Woods Figwort.
Gardens, hedgerows, meadows, wasteland, waterside, woodland.