<%@LANGUAGE="JAVASCRIPT" CODEPAGE="1252"%> Common Milkwort

 

 
Common Milkwort
 

 

The flowers of Common Milkwort are pretty, but rather complex in nature, with a mixture of sepals and petals giving it the appearance of having 5 petals. The colour of these can vary from blue to mauve, pink or white or with combinations of these, and then with a whitish fringe of stamens emerging.

The flowers are in a spiked stem, appearing from late spring to early autumn.

In parts of the south, confusion with the Chalk Milkwort may occur, but with this species the leaves do not form a rosette around the base.

Common throughout, but especially in the south, on dry grasslands.

 

 

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