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Globularia alypum

Globulaire alypum
Shrubby Globularia

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Plant family

Area

Provence Verte

Flower colour

purple

Flower size

10-25 mm

Flowering months

February,

March,

April

Leaf type

Spatulate

Height

30-80 cm

Description

The Greek word ‘Alypon’ means to relieve pain, referring to its former usage.

The leaves produce a yellow dye.

Dry rocky and bushy habitats.

Flowers

The flowers are packed into a dense, rounded, blue-lilac head, with a darker circle in the middle. The flower head is surrounded by a frilled collar of bracts.

Leaves

Spatulate broad end of the leaf tapers to the point of connection with the plant stem. Broad end tapers to base, alternate on the stems, leathery, short-stalked.

Fruits Seeds

Achene: a dry fruit inside the base of the flower (calyx).

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