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Plant in marsh environment

Observed: 27th August 2011 By: phildean
Berks, Bucks and Oxon Wildlife Trust
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Description:

About 1m high. Several patches of this in Thatcham reedbeds hence a damp environment. I can't find this in my books.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Purple-Loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria) interacts

Comments

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5 or 6 petals

What confused me was the petal count. My books say 6 ; but a Google search says 6 (occasionally 5).

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I think this is quite a late

I think this is quite a late specimen and is starting to 'go over', therefore is past its best in the looks department

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