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Unidentified purple flower

Observed: 30th June 2012 By: YashcaYashca’s reputation in PlantsYashca’s reputation in PlantsYashca’s reputation in Plants
Unidentified purple flower
Description:

Moorland

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Common Milkwort (Polygala vulgaris) interacts

Comments

cicuta58's picture

Problem

As the mixed opinions suggest, it is not really possible to get to species from the photo. The key features for vulgaris are lowest leaves alternate (not opposite), leaves with stomata on both surfaces (not above in serp) and sepals blunt (not acute). None simple to do as the leaves tend to fall off especially low down.

cicuta58

pirayaguara's picture

The habitat may be a clue

The habitat may be a clue although there may be a variety of micro-habitats within the broader moorland type - some indication of the surrounding vegetation may help