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Centranthus ruber

Valérian
Valerian

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Plant family

Area

Provence Verte

Flower colour

pink

Flower size

8-12 mm

Flowering months

April,

May,

June,

July

Leaf type

Lanceolate,

Elliptic

Height

50-80 cm

Description

A very common plant in the area that seeds itself liberally. In the Var the flowers are mostly pink, or pinkish red, but at the Côte Bleue, west of Marseille, the flowers are mostly white.

Rocky places, old walls, road sides.

Flowers

Star-shaped flowers in domed clusters, quite striking, covering large areas near roads and paths, generally on rocky soil.

Leaves

Elliptic oval leaf, Lanceolate leaf is lance-shaped: long and widest in the middle. Oval, opposite, fleshy, grey-green in colour.

Fruits Seeds

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

Edible

Young leaves are edible but bitter. The roots are used in soups.

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