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All information gathered first-hand, since 1995

Flowers. Mar-May

Tall. Short - Tall

Flower. The fertile flowers are brown tubes with yellowish teeth or mouth around the opening. The infertile flowers of the tassel top are on upswept stalks.

Leaves. From 3 to 5 linear, channelled leaves from the base, shorter than the stalks (to 40 cm).

Habitat. Grassy areas, banks, roadsides, scrub ground, olive groves and vineyards.

Pod. The fruit is a 3-valved capsule, up to 15 mm long.