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Samolus valerandi

Mouron d’eau
Brookweed

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Plant family

Area

Provence Verte

Flower colour

white

Flower size

2-4 mm

Flowering months

June,

July,

August

Leaf type

Elliptic,

Spatulate

Height

5-50 cm

Description

A neat, small plant that grows on calcareous soil in damp conditions, swamps, wetlands and ditches.

Flowers

The 5-petalled flowers are cup-shaped, fused together to half-way; resembling Primula flowers.

Leaves

Elliptic oval leaf, Spatulate broad end of the leaf tapers to the point of connection with the plant stem. Rosette of oval to spoon-shaped leaves, with alternate stem leaves.

Fruits Seeds

Capsule: round, 3 mm, with 5 strongly reflexed valves to release the many seeds.

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