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Water Figwort, Scrophularia auriculata Family: Scrophulariaceae
Scrophularia auriculata     *     Water Figwort

Flowering time: July-August. Perennial

Habitat: Common in England, Wales and most of Ireland in woods, hedgebanks and on waste ground but rare in Scotland.

Small brownish-red flowers with white-bordered, rounded sepals. The square stems are 4-winged, leaves are blunt-tipped with blunt teeth, often with 2 small lower lobes. Rhizomes are without tuber-like swellings.

Similar: Common Figwort, S. nodosa. Stems +/- unwinged, rhizomes with many small tubers.


Water Figwort, Scrophularia auriculata
Water Figwort, Scrophularia auriculata
The Purbecks, Dorset. October 2012

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