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Knautia purpurea

Knautia purpurea
Purple Knautia

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Plant family

Area

Provence Verte

Flower colour

pink

Flower size

18-25 mm

Flowering months

May,

June,

July,

August

Leaf type

Pinnate

Height

25-100 cm

Description

Hairy perennial, erect, branched at the top, without underground stolons. Grows in rocky, grassy habitats, roadsides, hillsides and meadows.

Flowers

The pinkish-violet flowers are dome-shaped with pink stamens. The calyx is like a cup, each with normally 8-10 bristly hairs (awns).

Leaves

Pinnate row of leaflets on either side of the stem. Basal rosette: leaves often undivided. Upper leaves: with linear to lanceolate toothed segments, sturdy.

Fruits Seeds

Nut: cylindrical.

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