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Monday, 13 April 2009

Toothwort in a Surrey wood

Toothwort is parasitic on hazel trees and there were some fine flowers in this Surrey nature reserve near Kingswood. It lacks chlorophyll and the only time it is seen is now, when it flowers above ground.

2 comments:

EB said...

aaaah, I see. I'd seen it along the north Downs around now in the past, also on hazels.

Sussex Rambler said...

Hi Emily
You might also see the Mediterranean garden escapee Broomrape near, for example, Wakehurst place. There should be pictures of that on this blog about this time last year.
Peter

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