Butterwort (Common) Pinguicula vulgaris

The striking triangular leaves, with their rolled edges, appear in a star pattern at the base of this pretty flower.

The deep violet-blue flowers are particularly interesting for their pointy, funnel shape.


Widespread in Scotland and Wales and also found towards the north of England; rare in the south of England.


Likes damp, nutrient poor sites such as bogs, fens, wet heaths and crevices in rocks.