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Toothwort

 
Toothwort spikes in woodland, Hog Cliff Nature
 
Reserve, West Dorset
 
 
 
 
Single one-sided spike
 
 
 
Flowers: glandular calyces, protruding pink
 
corollas, scale (replacing leaf)
 
 
Pink corollas with styles and stigmas
 
 
View into corolla - 3-lobed lower lip, stamen
 
filaments and protruding style
 
 
Close-up of corolla - upper and lower sepal-
 
like, hairy pinkish calyx lobes,  pink concave
 
upper corolla lip, purple 3- lobed lower lip,
 
 and capitate stigma
 
 
 
Close-up of style with yellow capitate stigmas,
 
encased in immature stamens
 
 
 
5 stamens - pink filaments, white anthers
 
 
Close-up of single stamen
 
 
Toothwort spike gone to seed
 
 
Seed capsules inside calyces
 
 
Oval capsule
 
 
 
Toothwort spikes blackened by drying