Latin name: Lathraea squamaria L.
Croatian name: Potajnica
English name: Common Toothwort
A low, unbranched, slightly hairy pink perennial. It is usually 20 cm high, with no leaves but broad scales (squamae) up the stem. It grows in clumps as a parasite on the roots of various shrubs and trees, especially Hazel.
Flowers are set on short stalks, two-lipped, pink, drooping in a one-sided spike. Fruits are egg-shaped. It can be found in woods and hedges in April and May.