CONE KNAPWEED

Leuzia conifera

Daisy & Dandelion Family [Asteraceae]

Flowers:
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Pappus: pappusZpossible (white)
pappus8jul pappus8july pappus8aug

status
statusZalien
flower
flower8white
inner
inner8lilac
petals
petalsZMany
stem
stem8round

9th July 2011, Lac duPaty, Vaison La Romaine, Provence, france. Photo: © Phil Brew
A Mediterranean plant not to be found wild in the UK.


9th July 2011, Lac duPaty, Vaison La Romaine, Provence, france. Photo: © Phil Brew
A little later in the year a brush of lilac flowers forms at the top of the flower, very similar to our Knapweeds, such as Common Knapweed.


9th July 2011, Lac duPaty, Vaison La Romaine, Provence, france. Photo: © Phil Brew
The curved white scales eventually flatten and split at the ends and become the colour of brown paper, much as the bottom ones have here.


9th July 2011, Lac duPaty, Vaison La Romaine, Provence, france. Photo: © Phil Brew
The leaves are glaucous green, and similar to Knapweed leaves in the UK.


Superficial resemblance to : Lupin

Not a plant to be found in the UK, but more of an Alpine Mediterranean plant.


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CONE KNAPWEED

Leuzia conifera

Daisy & Dandelion Family [Asteraceae]

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