One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A herbaceous plant of the figwort family, some kinds being partly parasitic on the roots of other plants, especially grasses.
- ‘The flora of these habitat mosaics is outstandingly species-rich and includes many rare northern species, such as alpine bartsia Bartsia alpina and bird's eye primrose Primula farinosa.’
- ‘P. latifolia (red bartsia, common bartsia) grows to 20 cm and is often reddish, with deeply toothed leaves.’
- ‘Cultivation in combination with growing a competitive crop will limit red bartsia infestations.’
Modern Latin, named after Johann Bartsch (1709–38), Prussian botanist.
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