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Red Bartsia - Odontites vernus subsp. vernus

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Species Description

Widespread but scattered throughout the UK but mainly in Scotland. Habitat includes: Grassy places such as pasture, grassland, meadows, roadside verges, wasteland, arable land etc. Flowers: Summer. Height: Up to 25 cm. ID: Stooping stature when young. Number of branches vary between 1 to 4, sometimes none and held at <51° to the main stem. The lowest flower occurs at the 4th - 9th node. Between none to 1 pair of intercalary leaves. Calyx teeth as long as tube, Style protruding from corolla at the height of pollen-shedding season (anthesis).