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Helichrysum stoechas

Immortelle jaune

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Plant family

Area

Littoral

Flower colour

yellow

Flower size

cluster 15-30 mm

Flowering months

April,

May,

June,

July

Leaf type

Linear

Height

20-50 cm

Description

A Mediterranean plant of acid soils, copes very well with drought. The branches are covered in short, white soft hairs. The plant emits a curry smell.

Flowers

The flowers are clustered together to form a bouquet of bright yellow flowers, each flower is surrounded by a membranous, translucent bract.

Leaves

Linear narrow blade leaf, like grass. Long, white, soft and hairy, with rolled under (revolute) margins, 20-30 mm long.

Fruits Seeds

Achene: a cluster of small, 1-seeded fruit.

Medical

An essential oil is produced from the aerial parts and was once used as an expectorant for colds.

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