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Red Bartsia (Odonities verna)


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A slender branching downy annual plant that grows on arable land and glassland and flowers June - early September. It is a semi parasite living on the roots of grasses from which it extractrs water and minerals. It was once thought to cure toothache.
Picture taken 22nd July 2006 at Felmersham, Bedfordshire

24th Jul 2006 by Diane Earl

Biology, Science

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