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Bartsia alpina L.

Family - Scrophulariaceae

Common Name - Alpine Bartsia

 

Native 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Description of Genus

Perennial herbs with opposite leaves. The inflorescence is a raceme with each flower in the axil of a leaf-like bract. The calyx has 4 teeth. The flower has an upper and lower lip. The upper lip has 2 lobes which arch over forming a hood. The lower lip has 3 lobes.

Habitats
Grassland
Mountain rocks
Mountains
Bartsia alpina
© Quentin Groom
Life History
Perennial
UK distribution

Found in England and Scotland. (See Map)

Flowering Time

In flower during June, July and August.

Fruit

The fruit is a capsule.

Flower

The flower is zygomorphic and is purple in colour.

Names in other languages and countries

Germany
Alpen Bartschie
Sweden
svarthö
USA
Velvetbells

Chromosome Number (2N)

24