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Scandix pecten-veneris

Peigne de Vénus
Shepard’s Needle

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Plant family

Area

Provence Verte

Flower colour

white

Flower size

2-3 mm

Flowering months

January,

February,

March,

April

Leaf type

Bipinnate

Height

10-20 cm

Description

The seed-heads make this plant noticeable. The seeds are in groups of 5-6.

Flowers

The tiny flowers are in umbels of 1-3 rays. Each flower has 5 petals: 2 small, 2 medium and 1 large.

Leaves

Bipinnate leaflets on either side of the stem, each leaflet is further subdivided. Linear, serrated leaflets on either side of the stem; each leaflet is further subdivided.

Fruits Seeds

Schizocarp: a dry fruit with a long beak, upright, 2-8 cm, ending in 2 tiny V-shapes and splitting into single seeded parts when ripe.

Edible

Leaves: flavour is a cross between carrot and parsley.

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