Photographs: Sherkin Island, Cork
Flowers with white-lilac upper and lower lips.
Upward-curving branches, nearly equal to stem. Sharp-toothed bracts
and leaves, leaves with short glands. Upper half of plant more/less
glandular-hairy. Robust plant. Very variable.
Grassland, roadsides, often acidic. Damper habitats than E. nemorosa.
Widespread, but most frequent W, N, central Ireland.
Identification by Alan Silverside.
Photographs above: August 2007 Sherkin Island, Co.Cork.