Common Figwort - Scrophularia nodosa
Medium to tall hairless plant. Stems square but without pronounced wings. Leaves ovate, acute and toothed. Flowers greenish with a purple brown upper lip.
Water Figwort (S auriculata) and Green Figwort (S umbrosa)
Square stems, not winged. Leaves acute. Calyx-lobes have a narrow scarious border (i.e. a thin papery whitish edge)
A photo of whole plant, including leaves as well as flowers.
Hedgerows and woodland preferring damper places.
Flowering June to September.
Quite frequent and widespread throughout most of Britain.
Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 152 of the 617 tetrads.
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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