Wild Flowers Provence

Identify wild flowers, trees, shrubs, orchids and other plants in Provence, France.

Environ 2800 photos de près de 700 plantes sauvages.  Comment le voir en français.
Around 2800 photos of nearly 700 wild plants.
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Scabiosa atropurpurea

Scabieuse maritime
Mournful Widow

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Plant family

Area

Provence Verte

Flower colour

purple

Flower size

15-30 mm

Flowering months

June,

July,

August,

September,

October

Leaf type

Pinnatisect

Height

20-120 cm

Description

The full name is Scabiosa atropurpurea var. maritima, fairly common in Provence Verte.

Dry areas, fallow and waste lands.

Flowers

The outer florets are twice the size of the inner florets. Flower bracts are not longer than the florets. The flowerhead becomes oblong in fruit.

Leaves

Pinnatisect leaf is deeply lobed, almost to the central midrib. Deeply lobed with lobes arranged on either side, almost to midrib.

Fruits Seeds

Achene: a cluster of 1-seeded oblong fruit.

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