West Highland Flora

Large-flowered Hemp-nettle


Galeopsis speciosa

 

Galeopsis speciosa

Photo Carl Farmer
16 Jul 2003 Portree, Skye

An uncommon casual of recently-disturbed ground.

Flower c 22-35 mm long

ID: Flowers usually coloured as in pics, but can be have purple area smaller or be all yellow.  Lowest lobe of flower (i.e purple bit in pics) not notched.  Stem roughly hairy and swollen at the leaf-junctions.

Other features: Annual.  Calyx with 5 long-pointed teeth.  Whole plant very hairy including flowers.  Leaves toothed, nettle-like, narrowing to a long point at tip.

 

Galeopsis speciosa

Photo Carl Farmer
16 Jul 2003 Portree, Skye

 

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