(Plate LIV.)

Family

Figwort.

Colour

Golden.

Odour

Scentless.

Range

Mostly east and south.

Time of Bloom

All summer.

Flowers: growing at the end of, and along the flower-stalks. Calyx: of five sepals with a pair of bractlets underneath. Corolla: tubular; two-lipped; the upper lip two-cleft; the under one three-cleft. Stamens: two only that have anthers; included. Pistil: one. Leaves: opposite; small; linear; entire. Stem: leafy.

It is not until we examine this little flower closely that we realise its two-lipped formation. At a glance we are rather inclined to think it funnel-form with an unequally lobed border. The plant is small and insignificant. It is found mostly in wet, sometimes sandy, soil.