Common Butterwort ( Pinguicula vulgaris )

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Family Butterwort Lentibulariaceae

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Carnivorous perennial of bogs and damp flushes, fens , moor wet heath; rosette of yellow-green, sticky leaves can trap and digest insects. Widespread and fairly common in Ireland and NW Britain; scarce elsewhere. Flowers violet with a throat patch and purple spur. Violet, pointed spurr flowers, 10 to 15mm long, seen May to August. Height up to 15cm