Parentucellia viscosa Orobanchaceae Yellow Bartsia

Close up With Ragged Robin At Colin Best Nature Reserve

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Description - Flower spike up to 40cm with bright yellow flowers, having a 3-lobed bottom lip. The whole plant is covered in short, sticky hairs. Leaves are lanceolate and toothed.

Habitat - Usually found in damp areas, such as old wet meadows, although some records are from much drier habitats.

Comments - Not a common plant, although possibly increasing in recent years. There has been a very large amount in semi-improved grassland at the West Show site at the Colin Best Nature Reserve i nrecent years

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