Crupina crupinastrum

False saw wort                                                             Κρουπίνα, κρουπίναστρος

Compositae -daisy family                                                             Dicot.


Crupina crupinastrum has small but striking, brilliant purple flowers which are suspended above the surrounding vegetation on stiff, tall, thin, branching stems. There are 12-17 ray florets with divided petals above the oval, bract covered head (the hypanth). It grows in rocky ground on the edge of fields, on the roadside and in phrygana.


2.5cm 30-70cm                                           JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC

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