Wild Flower ID needed

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Millymollymandy
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Wild Flower ID needed

Post: #227622 Millymollymandy
Fri Apr 01, 2011 11:24 am

I'm posting this on behalf of someone on a Brittany/Normandy forum as we are all stumped as to what this plant/flower is. It was spotted beside a river on the Brittany/Normandy borders. Now I know the leaves and things around are not related to the flowers as they are celandine and cleavers etc. But do you recognise these flower buds?

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boboff wrote:Oh and just for MMM, :hugish: (thanks)


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Re: Wild Flower ID needed

Post: #227634 Odsox
Fri Apr 01, 2011 11:58 am

Looks like Purple Toothwort .. Lathraea clandestina.
It's a parasite of Alders and Willows.
Tony

Disclaimer: I almost certainly haven't a clue what I'm talking about.

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Re: Wild Flower ID needed

Post: #227638 Millymollymandy
Fri Apr 01, 2011 12:12 pm

Excellent, thanks so much Tony. :thumbright: The adult 'flowers' look like some parasitic plants in have in my garden - nowhere near the stunning looks of the emerging buds (or whatever they would be called).
boboff wrote:Oh and just for MMM, :hugish: (thanks)


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Re: Wild Flower ID needed

Post: #227654 malcolmfraser
Fri Apr 01, 2011 2:24 pm

Yup - definitely Lathraea clandestina. I've never seen so much of it before!

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Re: Wild Flower ID needed

Post: #227669 southeast-isher
Fri Apr 01, 2011 7:55 pm

That's beautiful.


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