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Eryngium campestre

Panicaut champêtre
Field Eryngo

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Plant family

Area

Provence Verte

Flower colour

white

Flower size

10-15 mm

Flowering months

July,

August

Leaf type

Pinnatisect

Height

40-75 cm

Description

Much branched perennial.

Dry habitats, grassy or stony, coastal or inland.

Flowers

The tiny white flowers are hidden inside green bracts, together they form a whitish-greenish ball.

Leaves

Pinnatisect leaf is deeply lobed, almost to the central midrib. Lobed almost to central midrib, spiny, whitish-green, alternate on the stem.

Fruits Seeds

Schizocarp: splits in 2 parts when ripe.

Edible

Roots: were made into candied sweets or boiled and roasted as a vegetable.

Medical

Roots: an infusion was made from the roots to treat coughs, whooping coughs and urinary infections.

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