Gipsywort (Lycopus europaeus)

Continuing a look along the banks of our rivers and neighbouring wet meadows this is another local flower, common where it occurs but difficult to find places it does occur!

Gipsywort is another of those classic labiate family plants. The square stem, pointed nettle shaped leaves and small tubular flowers in whorls are so typical of this family.

Gipsywort is found on stream banks, in drainage ditches and wet 'fen' areas from June through to September and is out now on Wareham Common.

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