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All information gathered first-hand, since 1995

Flowers. Feb-June

Flower. Pinkish-purple, lilac or white, with up to 12 flowers in an umbel. Two petals are much larger than the other three.

Bract. Brownish.

Leaves. Pinnate, with no small leaflets between the main leaves.

Habitat. Garrigue, stony and rocky areas, old walls, roadsides, sand dunes, cultivated and waste ground. We found ours in an open wood in April, at 1000 m altitude.

Fruit. Narrow, pointed "beaks", redish and hairy, up to 40 mm long.