Red Bartsia - Odontites vernus
Usually under 30 cm tall, hairy and often purplish. Stems are fairly erect and often squarish. Flowers reddish pink 8 to 10 mm long, The lower lip somewhat deflexed, the anthers often protruding.
Meadows, scrub, roadsides, field boundaries and waste places.
July to October.
Annual - often common where found.
Fairly frequent throughout Britain.
Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 208 of the 617 tetrads.
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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