Wild Flowers Provence

Identify wild flowers, trees, shrubs, orchids and other plants in Provence, France.

Environ 2800 photos de près de 700 plantes sauvages.  Comment le voir en français.
Around 2800 photos of nearly 700 wild plants.
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Centaurea calcitrapa

Centaurée étoilée
Red Star Thistle

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Plant family

Area

Provence Verte

Flower colour

pink

Flower size

8-10 mm

Flowering months

June,

July,

August,

September,

October

Leaf type

Pinnatisect

Height

20-60 cm

Description

A much branched, slightly tangled plant with grooved stems. From the bracts, long, yellowish spines emerge, forming a star, additional shorter spines are found at the base of the bract.

Flowers

Flowers in ray florets.

Leaves

Pinnatisect leaf is deeply lobed, almost to the central midrib. Elongated, narrow lobes almost to the central midrib of the leaf.

Fruits Seeds

Achene: a cluster of small, 1-seeded fruit, no tufts of hair.

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