Pete's Walks - Toothwort

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Photo taken 15/4/17 at Whipsnade

So far I have only seen this twice, both on local walks that took me through Whipsnade (apparently there are records of it being found there that date back to 1795). It is a parasite that lives off the roots of Hazel, Elm, Field Maple and other trees. It flowers in April and May.

 

Photo taken 15/4/17 at Whipsnade

 

Photo taken 15/4/17 at Whipsnade

 

Photo taken 6/4/12 at Whipsnade

 

Photo taken 6/4/12 at Whipsnade