West Highland Flora

Pale Butterwort


Pinguicula lusitanica

 

Pinguicula lusitanica

Photo Carl Farmer
25 Aug 2002 Scorrybreac, Skye

Occasional in boggy ground

Flower c 6 mm in diameter

ID: Leaves purple-tinged, not bright yellowish green like Common Butterwort.  Flower pale mauve or whitish with yellow throat.

Other features: Spur of flower strongly curved downwards.  Plant is smaller in all parts than Common Butterwort.  Often hidden among vegetation, whereas Common Butterwort likes more space around it.

 

Pinguicula lusitanica

Photo Carl Farmer
14 Jul 2003 Portree, Skye

  Pinguicula lusitanica

Photo Carl Farmer
14 Jul 2003 Portree, Skye
Flower 7.5 mm across

 

Pinguicula lusitanica

Photo Carl Farmer
25 Aug 2002 Scorrybreac, Skye
 

Rosette of five sticky leaves traps insects on which the plant feeds


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