Lesser Skullcap, Pilsdon Pen, Dorset
Flowers and bracts
Close-up of upper and lower corolla lips
from the front
Side view of bracts and flower
Flower buds and fruiting nutlets
Corolla from below
July to October
It is found mainly in the South and Southwest and is scattered
For a map see the National Biodiversity Network Gateway
It grows on bogs, marshes, wet heaths and in damp, acid
Lesser Skullcap is a small, native, perennial herb, growing
up to 25cm.
The flowers are up to 1cm and pale pink with dark pink to
The bracts are leaf-like,slightly hairy, lanceolate but rounded
at the base.
Leaves are up to 2.5cm, ovate to lanceolate, shortly stalked
and broader than the bracts.
Stems are up to 25 cm.
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