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Leuzea conifera

Pomme de pin
Leuzia

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Plant family

Area

Provence Verte

Flower colour

white

Flower size

50 mm

Flowering months

May,

June,

July,

August

Leaf type

Pinnatisect

Height

10-30 cm

Description

An unusual and distinctive plant, in woodland and stony, dry roadsides.

Flowers

The flower head, made up of brown-silvery bracts, resembles a pine cone. The flowers are short and spiky on top of the cone, white or pink florets.

Leaves

Pinnatisect leaf is deeply lobed, almost to the central midrib. Lobes almost to central midrib, silver above, dull green beneath.

Fruits Seeds

Achene: a cluster of 1-seeded hairy fruit in the shape of a cone.

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