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Helianthemum italicum

Hélianthème d’Italie

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Plant family

Area

Provence Verte

Flower colour

yellow

Flower size

8-12 mm

Flowering months

May,

June,

July

Leaf type

Linear,

Lanceolate

Height

10-20 cm

Description

A common plant of dry pasture or rocky areas. The stems, reddish in colour, are upright or spreading.

Flowers

The flowers have 5 petals, with 5 sepals, 3 large and 2 small.

Leaves

Lanceolate leaf is lance-shaped: long and widest in the middle, Linear narrow blade leaf, like grass. Long, pointed to linear with rolled under margins, criss-cross opposite, covered in white hairs, with a prominent central vein, green on both sides.

Fruits Seeds

Capsule: splits into 3 parts.

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