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Tulipa sylvestris

Tulipe australe
Wild Tulip

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Plant family

Area

Les Maures

Flower colour

yellow

Flower size

23-50 mm

Flowering months

April,

May

Leaf type

Linear

Height

15-40 cm

Description

Tulipa sylvestris subsp. australis, the Wild Tulip, spreads by underground creeping horizontal runners (stolons).

A close relative of Tulipa sylvestris subsp. sylvestris, the flowers of which are entirely yellow.

Flowers

The flower is fragrant, borne on a reddish stem. The tepals are funnel-shaped, the outer 3 flushed with orange.

Leaves

Linear narrow blade leaf, like grass. Basal leaves: 2-4, long, narrow and grooved, grey-green.

Fruits Seeds

Capsule.

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