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Scorzonera laciniata

La Galinette
Cut-leaved Viper’s-Grass

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Plant family

Area

Provence Verte

Flower colour

yellow

Flower size

15-25 mm

Flowering months

March,

April,

May,

June

Leaf type

Pinnatisect

Height

10-40 cm

Description

An erect plant, the stems are branched from the middle with solitary flowers. The tips of the bracts are white and woolly.

Grows in stony, dry fields.

Flowers

Flowers yellow, solitary.

Leaves

Pinnatisect leaf is deeply lobed, almost to the central midrib. Basal leaves with lobes almost to central midrib; upper leaves are less divided and clasp the stem.

Fruits Seeds

Achene: a cluster of small, dry, 1-seeded fruit attached to 10-20 mm long white hairs (pappus).

Edible

Leaves, stems and roots of young plants.

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