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Added: 22nd April 2009
I think this is Purple Toothwort, growing on a streamside bank. It's a parasitic plant, and this one was near to a large willow tree, one of its normal hosts. Apparently scarce in Bucks. It's not native to the UK. Since this was right next to a footpath I suppose it could have been deliberately introduced rather than establishing itself? Sorry about the rather fuzzy mobile phone photos, I just stumbled across the plant while out walking the dog this evening.