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 diffusa

Centaurée diffuse
Diffuse Knapweed

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Plant family

Area

Provence Verte

Flower colour

pink

Flower size

8-12 mm

Flowering months

June,

July,

August

Leaf type

Pinnatisect

Height

20-100 cm

Description

The first year the basal rosette appears; it can take several years before the plant produces a flower stalk with 1, 2 or 3 flowers. The middle and lower bracts have brown margins with spines at the tip. The name ‘diffusa’ (widespread) refers to the open branching of the plant.

Flowers

Pinkish-violet ray florets growing out of urn-shaped heads at the tip of the branches.

Leaves

Pinnatisect leaf is deeply lobed, almost to the central midrib. Basal rosette: leaves deeply lobed almost to central midrib.
Upper leaves less divided.

Fruits Seeds

Achene: a cluster of small, dry, 1-seeded fruit with a plume of bristly hairs. Seed 2-3 mm long.

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