West Highland Flora

Water Figwort


Scrophularia auriculata

Former name: S aquatica

Scrophularia auriculata

Photo Carl Farmer
9 Sep 2001 Berwick-upon-Tweed

Very rare.  Normally found by shady riversides, but any occurrences in our area seem to be on waste ground or walls.

Height c 45-90 cm.  Flower diameter c 4-6 mm

ID: Similar to Figwort, but sepals have a white border c 0.5-1 mm in width.

Other features: Leaves often have two lobes on the stalk below the main blade.  Staminode (just beneath top petal) rounded.  Stems square and strongly winged.  Lower leaves usually more rounded at tip than Figwort.

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