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Santolina chamaecyparissus

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Cotton Lavender

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Plant family

Area

Sainte Baume

Flower colour

yellow

Flower size

inflorescence 6-10 mm

Flowering months

June,

July,

August,

September

Leaf type

Pinnatisect

Height

50 cm

Description

An aromatic shrub. The leaves are densely packed along the branches.

It was used as an insect repellent. A sachet of Santolina chamaecyparissus hung in the clothes cupboard or placed in drawers expels moths.

Flowers

Masses of yellow disk florets, like small buttons, are borne on slender branches. Each disk floret is tubular.

Leaves

Pinnatisect leaf is deeply lobed, almost to the central midrib. 2 pairs of linear lobes almost to midrib, grey-green.

Fruits Seeds

Achene: a cluster of 1-seeded oblong, smooth fruit.

Medical

Flowers and leaves: made into a decoction to expel intestinal parasites.

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