Submission - 08/04/2021

Sighting - 2021-04-04

Species Seen Toothwort
Scientific Name Lathraea squamaria L.
Recorder Simon Crampin
Record Status Confirmed
Identified on 08/04/2021
Location ST750709
Locality Monk Woods
Notes Unusual branched specimen seen. A few days earlier in the same vicinity I saw some plants that were pale creamy-yellow. Haven't seen that before, only the normal pinky-mauve form. All growing under hazel. I have never seen stems that are branched but flowers sometimes lack the pink pigment and on rare occasions flowers can be completely white. I have seen it in the past on Elm and Sycamore and at Claverton Manor it grows on Cherry Laurel - Rob Randall.