Wild Flowers Provence

Identify wild flowers, trees, shrubs, orchids and other plants in Provence, France.

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Hypochaeris achyrophorus

Porcelle à soies courtes
Mediterranean Cat’s-ear

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Plant family

Area

Provence Verte

Flower colour

yellow

Flower size

12-15 mm

Flowering months

February,

March,

April,

May,

June

Leaf type

Spatulate

Height

10-40 cm

Description

There are many species in the Cat’s-ear family. In early spring in Provence, fields, grass verges and ground between the vines are covered in yellow flowers.

One of the first flowers to appear is the small Hypochaeris achyrophorus. It is a hairy, low to short annual. The bracts are long and linear, covered in short silky hairs.

Flowers

The flowers have golden yellow ray florets, initially solitary on leafless stems, branching as the plant matures.

Leaves

Spatulate broad end of the leaf tapers to the point of connection with the plant stem. Basal rosette, broad at the tip, tapered at the base, with or without lobes, very variable.

Fruits Seeds

Achene: a cluster of 1-seeded fruit with beaked hairs, 5-7 mm.

Edible

Leaves: as part of a wild spring salad.

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