Getting back to posting some . These photos were taken in the second week of June.

Common Butterwort - Mòthan - Pinguicula vulgaris

These plants really love wet conditions, and will even grow on nearly bare rock as long as it is kept moist. It manages to do this because it supplements its nutrients by being carnivorous.

The plant is covered with fine "hairs" which on the leaves can trap, then digest flies.


I've never tried this, but apparently the lower leaves of the Butterwort can be used to curdle milk. Thus it is a natural & vegetarian alternative to rennet.

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