Photos: Barley Cove, Co.Cork
Leafy spikes of pink-red 2-lipped flowers. Upper lip 4-toothed, lower 3-lobed.
Inflated calyx, ribbed, hairy, with 2 leaf-like lobes. Single stem, erect, branched. Leaves alternate, deeply pinnatified. More/less hairless. Height: To 60cm.
Base-rich to acidic damp ground. Heaths, marshes, fens, wet grassland.
Declining due to habitat loss, most frequent N, W Ireland. Native.
Similar: Lousewort, P. sylvatica
Marsh Lousewort. Barley Cove, Co.Cork. June 2008