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All information gathered first-hand, since 1995


Flowers. Feb-Aug

Flower. Pink to purple, with darker reddish marks; sometimes all white; 24-40 cm long. The corolla has a straight tube, much longer than the calyx.

Leaves. Heart-shaped ovals with toothed edges, like the stinging nettle.

Habitat. Rocky ground and open scrub. Our photos are from the damp, shady banks of the Brague, between Biot and Valbonne.