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BALM-LEAVED FIGWORT Scrophularia scorodonia (Scrophulariaceae) Height to 70cm. Upright, branched and downy grey perennial with stems that are square and angled. Grows in woodland and on damp flushes on rocky cliffs. FLOWERS are 1cm long and greenish with a maroon upper lip; borne in open spikes (Jun-Sep). FRUITS are greenish capsules, like miniature figs. LEAVES are oval, toothed and wrinkled, with downy hairs on both surfaces. STATUS-Locally common in SW England only.
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BALM-LEAVED FIGWORT Scrophularia scorodonia (Scrophulariaceae) Height to 70cm. Upright, branched and downy grey perennial with stems that are square and angled. Grows in woodland and on damp flushes on rocky cliffs. FLOWERS are 1cm long and greenish with a maroon upper lip; borne in open spikes (Jun-Sep). FRUITS are greenish capsules, like miniature figs. LEAVES are oval, toothed and wrinkled, with downy hairs on both surfaces. STATUS-Locally common in SW England only.

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Date: 1 Jul 2013
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