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Red Bartsia

Observed: 2nd August 2011 By: hilaryphilaryp’s reputation in Plantshilaryp’s reputation in Plantshilaryp’s reputation in Plantshilaryp’s reputation in Plants
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Description:

I almost walked past this little plant, growing in the middle of a track through a conifer plantation, mingled with the grass and clover.This was about 12 cms tall and has tiny, pink lipped flowers. The leaves were soft and slightly 'downy'. I believe this is parasitic in a similar way to the Yellow Rattle.

Identifications
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    Likely ID
    Red Bartsia (Odontites vernus - (Scrophulariaceae))
    Confidence: I'm as sure as I can be.
    ID agreements (): 2 People
    • anonymous spotter
    • cicuta58
      Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland
      Plants expert
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