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Scorpiurus muricatus

Chenillette sillonnée
Prickly Scorpion’s-tail

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Plant family

Area

Provence Verte

Flower colour

yellow

Flower size

5-10 mm

Flowering months

February,

March,

April,

May,

June,

July

Leaf type

Lanceolate

Height

30-50 cm

Description

The English name, ‘Prickly Scorpion’s-tail’, refers to the fruit, which is long, coiled, twisted and ribbed.

The ribs are covered in short spines or warts.

Flowers

Flowers are in clusters of 2-5, yellow, often stained with red or purple.

Leaves

Lanceolate leaf is lance-shaped: long and widest in the middle. Long, broadest above the middle, pointed, often with 3 parallel veins.

Fruits Seeds

Pod: resembles a scorpion’s tail, 30-50 mm.

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