Sirhowy Hill Woodlands

Scientific name: Scrophularia auriculata


Water Figwort is a common plant of riverbanks, pond margins, damp meadows and wet woodlands. Its maroon flowers appear from June to September, provide nectar for bumblebees and are pollinated by the Common Wasp.

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How to identify?

Water Figwort has reddish, square stems and pointed, toothed leaves that are evergreen. The flowers are deep maroon with two lips, and conspicuous green sepals with brown edges, these are held in branches off the main stem and appear in whorls.

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Scientific Name

Scrophularia auriculata

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