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Reseda phyteuma

Réséda raiponce
Corn Mignonette

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Plant family

Area

Provence Verte

Flower colour

white

Flower size

6-10 mm

Flowering months

March,

April,

May,

June

Leaf type

Elliptic,

Spatulate

Height

10-40 cm

Description

The young stamens, long and pale-brown, resemble a beard; on maturing they stand upright ready for insects to carry away the pollen.

Flowers

Flowers are fragrant, small with 6 white petals, each petal finely divided into narrow lobed plumes. The green sepals are covered in fine white hair and form a star at the back of the flower.

Leaves

Elliptic oval leaf, Spatulate broad end of the leaf tapers to the point of connection with the plant stem. Oval with a broad base, undulated margins, sometimes 1-2 lobes at the base.

Fruits Seeds

Capsule: oblong, tip of fruit with 3 points.

Edible

Leaves: cooked or raw.

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