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This is a much harder plant to find than Pinguicula vulgaris (Common Butterwort) and so far I have only encountered it in rather tteacherous boggy areas. Pinguicula lusitanica (Pale Butterwort) is also insectivorous but a much smaller plant than P. vulgaris with glandular hairs on the calyx and much smaller pink rather than blue flowers.

This plant loves the west - of Ireland, of Cornwall and of Northern scotland where it is plentiful. There is virtually none to be found in the east.

Pinguicula lusitanica

Pinguicula lusitanica Pale Butterwort

Bog near Godlingston Heath, Dorset, 5th Sept 2010

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Pinguicula lusitanica Pale Butterwort

Near Godlingston Heath, Dorset, 5th Sept 2010 RHS: Coast near Achmelvic, Assynt, Scotland 18th June 2006

Added on 2nd February 2007, updated 21st June 2011

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