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Cirsium heterophyllum

Cirse faux hélénium
Melancholy Thistle

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Plant family

Area

Provence Verte

Flower colour

purple

Flower size

30-50 mm

Flowering months

July,

August

Leaf type

Hastate

Height

to 120 cm

Description

Unlike other Cirsiums, this Cirsium lacks spines and can become quite tall.

A plant for damp areas.

Flowers

The flowers are a reddish-purple.

Leaves

Hastate spear-shaped leaf with horizontal lobes at base. Spear-shaped with prickly but soft margins, directed upwards, 20-40 cm long, 4-8 cm wide.

Fruits Seeds

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

Medical

Reputed to have cured sadness. Nicholas Culpepper quoted: ‘makes a man as merry as a cricket’.

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