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Pale Butterwort, Pinguicula lusitanica Family: Lentibulariaceae
Pinguicula lusitanica     *     Pale Butterwort

Flowering time: June - October. Insectivorous perennial.

Habitat: Wet heaths and sphagnum bogs. Can be locally frequent in SW England and in western Scotland and Ireland.
Dorset status: Scarce - International Responsibility

Sticky glands on the purple-veined leaves trap insects which are digested to provide nutrients for the plant. The long-stalked, pale lilac-pink flowers are followed by globular seed capsules. Flower stems 3-10cm


Pale Butterwort, Pinguicula lusitanica

Pale Butterwort, Pinguicula lusitanica
Studland, Dorset. September 2007

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