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Picris echioides

Picride fausse vipérine
Bristly Oxtongue

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Plant family

Area

Provence Verte

Flower colour

yellow

Flower size

20-25 mm

Flowering months

April,

May,

June,

July

Leaf type

Lanceolate

Height

60 cm

Description

Oxtongues are very rough and hairy. The bracts of Picris echioides have bristly margins, the outer bracts are heart-shaped.

Flowers

The yellow flowers have ray florets, often striped with red on the outer florets.

Leaves

Lanceolate leaf is lance-shaped: long and widest in the middle. Long, pointed, with wavy margins, pimply. Upper leaves clasp the stems.

Fruits Seeds

Achene: a cluster of 1-seeded fruit with white hairy bristles.

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