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Carduncellus monspeliensium

Cardoncelle de Montpellier

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Plant family

Area

Sainte Baume

Flower colour

purple

Flower size

20-30 mm

Flowering months

May,

June,

July

Leaf type

Pinnatisect

Height

5-20 cm

Description

Dry habitat, open terrain on calcareous soil.

Flowers

The bright lilac flowers at the end of the stalk are in ray florets with deep purple stamens and spiny bracts.

Leaves

Pinnatisect leaf is deeply lobed, almost to the central midrib. Lobed almost to central midrib of the leaf, with spiny or prickly teeth.

Fruits Seeds

Achene: a cluster of small 1-seeded fruit in the shape of a crown, hairy.

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