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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Echinops ritro

Azarite
Globe Thistle

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Plant family

Area

Provence Verte

Flower colour

blue

Flower size

35-50 mm

Flowering months

July,

August,

September

Leaf type

Pinnatisect

Height

60 cm

Description

A striking, prickly, low-growing plant with its round, steel-blue flower-heads in summer. Bristly silvery bracts, longer than the actual flower, surround the flowerhead.

Dry, grassy and waste areas.

Flowers

The tubular flowers turn from silvery to steel-blue.

Leaves

Pinnatisect leaf is deeply lobed, almost to the central midrib. Deeply lobed, lobes almost to central midrib, elliptical in shape, tips of lobes with spines, recurved margins.

Fruits Seeds

Achene: a cluster of 1-seeded fruit with prickly hairs.

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