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Flower near veteran trees

Observed: 21st October 2012 By: jcassidy
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - current student
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Flower near veteran trees
Description:

Wild flower growing near several veteran trees. Possibly Bush Vetch.

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Mark at Magdalen's picture

Not a Bush-vetch. Looks very

Not a Bush-vetch. Looks very much like a member of the dead-nettle family (Lamiaceae) but not one I know. Could be a garden escape (although knowing me its probably something native, obvious and common).

lavateraguy's picture

It might be ...

... nothing more than hedge woundwort (Stachys sylvatica), but in the absence of a view of the foliage I'm not sure - the inflorescence is rather more leafy than usual.

Mark at Magdalen's picture

Reasonably sure its not

Reasonably sure its not S.sylvatica - flower form and colour looks wrong.