TM4599 : A stand of Water figwort (Scrophularia auriculata)

taken 8 months ago, near to St Olaves, Norfolk, Great Britain

A stand of Water figwort (Scrophularia auriculata)
A stand of Water figwort (Scrophularia auriculata)
Water figwort is widespread and can commonly be found growing on riverbanks and pond margins, in damp meadows and wet woodlands. The genus was named 'Scrophularia' because it was believed that figworts had the power to cure scrofula, a strain of bovine tuberculosis that was particularly prevalent in the 18th century. The specific epithet 'auriculata' means ear and refers to the ear-like shape of the flower. The flowers provide nectar for bumblebees and are pollinated by the Common wasp. The plant has reddish, square stems and distinctive flowers > LinkExternal link of a deep maroon colour and have two lips and conspicuous green sepals with brown edges, on branches off the main stem and appearing in whorls.
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Date Taken
Monday, 24 July, 2017   (more nearby)
Monday, 24 July, 2017
Geographical Context
Wild Animals, Plants and Mushrooms 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TM 4582 9989 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:32.4798N 1:37.4230E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TM 4583 9990
View Direction
Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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