Misopates orontium Veronicaceae Weasel's-snout

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Misopates orontium nnkb

Description - This plant belongs to the Snapdragon family, and has the same two-lipped flowers, although they are much smaller than those of the garden plant. They are mid-pink in colour, and occur singly spread out up the 10-20cm high stem. Small narrow leaves are interspersed in between.

Habitat - It can be found at the edge of arable fields, on waste land, and occasionally in gardens, but is quite sensitive to artificial chemicals.

Comments - Becoming quite rare due to its intolerance of herbicides, as is the case on the mainland.

Close-up picture by Anne Haden



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