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Serratula

Serratula cichoracea     Fr: Serratule


Gallery of 2 photos for Serratula

The Serratula is a short to medium plant with a single flowerhead on a thick, finely hairy stem. The one we photographed, in May on the Plateau de Caussols, was 15 cm high.

Flowers. Apr-June

Tall. Short

Flower. The pale purple flowerhead has all tubular florets, and the bracts are shiny with rigid spine-tips.

Leaves. The basal leaves are elliptical or oblong, with stems; ours measured 50 x 15 mm. Base leaves form a narrow wing along the stem.

Habitat. Dry stony and rocky areas.

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