RED BARTSIA

Odontites vernus

Broomrape Family [Orobanchaceae]  
Formerly: Figwort & Foxglove Family [Scrophulariaceae]]

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status
statusZnative
flower
flower8bicolour
flower
flower8pink
inner
inner8yellow
morph
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petals
petalsZ2
stem
stem8round

5th Aug 2008, Freshfields, Merseyside Photo: © RWD


18th Sept 2008, Chadderton, Rochdale Canal, Lancashire. Photo: © RWD


31st July 2007, Gait Barrows, Silverdale, Lancs. Photo: © RWD


29th Aug 2007, Slaidburn, Lancashire. Photo: © RWD


29th Aug 2007, Slaidburn, Lancashire. Photo: © RWD


29th Aug 2007, Slaidburn, Lancashire. Photo: © RWD


18th Sept 2008, Chadderton, Rochdale Canal, Lancashire. Photo: © RWD
The beaked appearance of the flower resembles that of Yellow Rattle, but is pink and not yellow.


31st July 2007, Gait Barrows, Silverdale, Lancs. Photo: © RWD
The lower leaves are longer, less hairy, less toothed and narrower.


Some similarities to : some Cow-wheats such as Common Cow-wheat (Melampyrum pratense) but those flowers are yellow and not as closely bunched-up.

Slight resemblance to : Alpine Bartsia (Bartsia alpina) but that has purple-coloured flowers.

Uniquely identifiable characteristics

Distinguishing Feature :

This is a  Hemi-Parasitic plant, meaning that it relies on obtaining some of its' nutrients from the roots of nearby plants. The flowers themselves have a beaked appearance that resembles those of Yellow Rattle which is another hemi-parasite but the flowers of Red Bartsia are smaller.


  Odontites vernus  ⇐ Global Aspect ⇒ Orobanchaceae  

Distribution
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Odontites

RED BARTSIA

Odontites vernus

Broomrape Family [Orobanchaceae]  
Formerly: Figwort & Foxglove Family [Scrophulariaceae]]

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