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Inula conyza

Herbe aux mouches
Ploughman’s-spikenard

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Plant family

Area

Provence Verte

Flower colour

yellow

Flower size

9-11 mm

Flowering months

July,

August,

September,

October

Leaf type

Lanceolate

Height

120 cm

Description

Very straight, slightly purplish, hairy stem. The leaves when burnt keep insects away.

Dry or rocky slopes, open scrub on calcareous soils.

Flowers

The flowers have only disk florets and give the impression of not being fully open. The sepals are thistle-like.

Leaves

Lanceolate leaf is lance-shaped: long and widest in the middle. Long, wider in the middle, pointed.

Fruits Seeds

Achene: a cluster of 1-seeded fruit.

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