Compared with the more widespread scrophularia nodosa, scrophularia auriculata has blunter leaf teeth, sepals with conspicuous pale-coloured borders, and wings along the stem angles.
Main flower color:
Ireland, Wales and England
Up to 70 cm
Damp woodland, streambanks, pond margins
Four ovate green sepals, rounded at the tip, whitish of paler-coloured along the margins, and a tubular corolla that has two overlapping, reddish-purple upper lobes and three shorter lower lobes. Inside are four short, fertile stamens, topped by yellow anthers, and a longer infertile stamen
Opposite, ovate, blunt-pointed, with toothed margins, attached by winged stalks, on stems which are square in cross-section, and prominently winged, along the angles
June to September