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Picris hieracioides

Picride fausse épervière
Hawkweed Oxtongue

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Plant family

Area

Provence Verte

Flower colour

yellow

Flower size

20-35 mm

Flowering months

July,

August,

September

Leaf type

Lanceolate

Height

1 m

Description

The stems of Picris hieracioides are usually branched and stiff, wiry and rough to the touch. Bracts in 3 layers, inner ones erect, outer ones variable, spreading or curved.

Flowers

Flowers with bright yellow florets in several layers. Each floret is toothed, outer ones often tinged reddish.

Leaves

Lanceolate leaf is lance-shaped: long and widest in the middle. Long, pointed, toothed or not, upper leaves smaller, clasping the stem.

Fruits Seeds

Achene: a cluster of 1-seeded fruit.

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