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Red Bartsia

Odontites vernus

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Plant Data

Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC
Order:
Lamiales
Family:
Orobanchaceae (Broomrape)
Type:
Flower
Maximum Size:
40 centimetres tall
Habitats:
Grassland, wasteland.

Flower:
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Pink, 4 petals
 
Pink-purple one-sided flower spike, lower lip of flowers are 3-lobed.
Fruit:
Hairy capsules. Seeds are ridged and oval.
Leaves:
Narrow and hairy opposite leaves which are also lanceolate and toothed.
Frequency (UK):
Common  
Distribution Map

Reproduced by kind permission of the BSBI.

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