|Height:||0-20 cm (0-7.9 inch)|
|Flower Colors:||white, pink|
|Flower Season:||mid spring|
Lathraea squamaria L. is a widespread European species, mostly living on Alder, Populus, Beech or Hazel. It is slow growing and needs about 10 years until it starts flowering, but will eventually reach up to 2 meters rhizome length and up to 5kg weight, all underground. Pictures by Martin Bohnet from plants in habitat on the Swabian Jura.