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Can you help identify deep purple flowers found growing at the base of a tree (location Hampshire seen 1st April)? They appeared to be growing on a mound of fungus type material and formed very dense coverage in clumps approx 6 inches in diameter. The flowers were low growing with no apparent stems and the only foliage seemed to be long grass. Hard to describe and unfortunately I did not have a camera with me.



Lathraea clandestina?

2 Apr, 2011


Spot on - I have never come across it before and it would have proved difficult for me to identify. Thanks for solving the puzzle for me.

2 Apr, 2011


I can't take credit other than for a good memory - the same query was raised recently by someone else with a photo, and it was identified by another member of the site!

2 Apr, 2011

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