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Arabis hirsuta

l’Arabette hérissée
Hairy Rock-cress

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Plant family

Area

Provence Verte

Flower colour

white

Flower size

4-7 mm

Flowering months

March,

April,

May,

June

Leaf type

Spatulate,

Sagittate

Height

10-60 cm

Description

An erect plant usually unbranched. As soon as the flowers have wilted, they turn into long, thin, erect seeds, which surround the stem.

Flowers

The tiny white flowers are in clusters.

Leaves

Spatulate broad end of the leaf tapers to the point of connection with the plant stem, Sagittate arrow-head shaped leaf with downward lobes. Basal leaves: in a rosette, broad end tapered at the base, slightly toothed.
Stem leaves: clasp the stem with ears on either side.

Fruits Seeds

Pod: numerous, long and cylindrical in shape, pressed close to the stem.

Edible

Leaves.

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