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Evergreen Candytuft

Iberis sempervirens     Fr: Ibéris toujours vert

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This low, evergreen perennial grows as a subshrub, usually in clumps. Apparent single flowers can be traced back along the creeping stem to the source.

Flowers. Apr-Aug

Flower. The white flowers grow in a broad, flat-topped, clusters on lateral stems.

Habitat. Rocky mountain slopes. We found ours in April, at 600 m altitude, between Draguignan and Chateaudouble in the Var.

Fruit. The silicula is 6-7mm, oval, longer than wide, broadly winged and deeply notched.

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