West Highland Flora

Figwort


Scrophularia nodosa

 

Scrophularia nodosa

Photo Carl Farmer
1 Aug 2002 Portree, Skye

Common in damp shady places with fairly rich soil.

Height c 50-90 cm.  Flower diameter c 4-6 mm

ID: Sepals do not have a white border 0.5-1 mm in width like Water Figwort, though they may have an almost imperceptible border.

Other features: Staminode (just beneath top petal) notched or at least flat-tipped (examine several). The books say that Figwort does not have winged stems and Water Figwort does, but that is misleading as the stems of Figwort are often slightly winged.  Figwort has an imposing appearance, Water Figwort a more delicate one.

 

Scrophularia nodosa

Photo Carl Farmer
1 Aug 2002 Portree, Skye

  Scrophularia nodosa

Photo Carl Farmer
1 Aug 2002 Portree, Skye
 

 

Scrophularia nodosa

Photo Carl Farmer
18 Oct 2003 Scorrybreac, Skye

  Scrophularia nodosa

Photo Carl Farmer
18 Oct 2003 Scorrybreac, Skye

Fruit capsules

     

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