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All information gathered first-hand, since 1995

Flowers. May-Aug

Tall. Low - Short

Flower. Globular (as in our photos), brownish-purple, about 50 mm (2in) long. When they flower, the bracts open at the top, exposing fine white hairs.

Leaves. Up to 8 cm long, narrowly lobed, directly from the stem (unbranched).

Habitat. Garrigue, open pine woodland, dry rocky or stony ground, poor grassland. We found these by a remote 14th-c chapel north of Grambois.