Lathraea squamaria

Quick Characteristics:

Height: 0-20 cm (0-7.9 inch)
Flower Colors: white, pink
Flower Season: mid spring
Life form: rhizome

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.

Lathraea squamaria, Martin BohnetLathraea squamaria, Martin BohnetLathraea squamaria, Martin Bohnet

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