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Centranthus calcitrapa

Centranthe chausse-trape

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Plant family

Area

Littoral

Flower colour

pink

Flower size

2 mm

Flowering months

March,

April,

May,

June

Leaf type

Pinnatisect

Height

10-40 cm

Description

Annual or biennial. The flower bracts are spine-tipped. Rocky and stony habitats, pine woodland, waste places.

Flowers

Flowers are tiny, pink to purple, with purple anthers, in clusters on the end of the stalk.

Leaves

Pinnatisect leaf is deeply lobed, almost to the central midrib. Lobes almost to central midrib, with a large terminal lobe at the tip of the leaf.

Fruits Seeds

Achene: a cluster of small, 1-seeded fruit with feathery hairs.

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