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Ivy Leaved Toadflax (Cymbalaria muralis)


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This plant has small lilac snap-dragon type flowers and grows on old walls throughout Britain. It was introduced into England in the 1640's and escaped into the wild. Once the flowers are pollinated the stalks curve round until the seed capsules are firmly pushed into cracks in the wall where the seeds are released. The seeds are also ridged to hold them in place whilst roots develop. The plant usually flowers May to September. This one was still in flower in Mid November in Olney Bucks 2005.

7th Nov 2005 by Diane Earl

Biology, Science

Key Stages:
Foundation, Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4, Key Stage 4+

plant flower wild nature botany

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