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All information gathered first-hand, since 1995

Flowers. Aug-Oct

Flower. Pink to lilac purple with yellow anthers, from 1 to 6 flowers per plant, with a tube formed from 6 joined tepals.

Leaves. When they do appear, about 15 cm long, deep shiny green, and clasp the fruit at ground level.

Habitat. Damp grassy meadows, grassy ground, open woodlands and waysides.