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New plant for my site and completely stumped

Discussion in 'Flora & Fauna' started by awarner, Jul 26, 2019.

  1. awarner

    awarner Full Member

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    Bit if an unusual one for me, have two of these small plants growing in the nature reserve I look after but cant seem to pin down what it is.
    So it has a very thin stem that feels square so thinking mint/ dead nettle family.
    The leaves look more like gypsywort but that has different flowers.
    Closest I have found is cushion calamint but it only has a single flower cluster at the top of the stem and the flowers are not quite the same as stock images I have found. The other was wild basil but the leaves are completely wrong.
    I’ve also tried the botanicalkeys website but no luck as yet.
    Any thought?
     

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  2. uncleboob

    uncleboob Full Member

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    Bishops wort?

    https://wildseed.co.uk/species/view/132
     
  3. nitrambur

    nitrambur Settler

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    My plant ID app says Betony
     
  4. awarner

    awarner Full Member

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    What is throwing me was the single cluster of flowers, and the plantsnap app I sometimes use had so many images of different types I do not trust it.
    Betony is probably going to be the closest, cheers.
     

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