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Purple Toothwort (Lathraea clandestina)
Photo By Wendy Woo Hayes, Middx

Purple Toothwort (Lathraea clandestina)

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Purple Toothwort is a parasite, it has no chlorophyl and gets its nourishment from the roots of the trees on which it grows (Willow, Alder and Poplar).

Toothworts are proto-carnivorous having cavities in their fleshy leaves lined with touch-sensitive hairs, which send out filaments to kill and digested visiting insects.

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