Purple Toothwort

Purple Toothwort

Observation - Purple Toothwort. Description: 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

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.