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Slender Hare's-ear

Bupleurum tenuissimum

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Plant Data

Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC
Order:
Apiales
Family:
Apiaceae (Carrot)
Type:
Flower
Life Cycle:
Perennial
Maximum Size:
50 centimetres tall
Habitats:
Grassland, saltmarshes, seaside, walls, wasteland.

Flower:
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Yellow, 5 petals
 
The yellowish-green flowers are tinged red and arranged inside tiny umbels. The petals are tiny and with inrolled edges. The bracts are narrow.
Fruit:
The fruit is globular in shape.
Leaves:
Dull green, slender, simple, linear leaves which alternate up the stems. The leaves reach a maximum of 7cm long. A short, erect or sprawling annual with wiry stems. Easily missed when walking past it.
Frequency (UK):
Unusual  
Similar Species:
Distribution Map

Reproduced by kind permission of the BSBI.

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