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Bladder-seed

Physospermum cornubiense

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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:
1 metre tall
Habitats:
Grassland, riverbanks, riversides, roadsides, scrub, waterside, woodland.

Flower:
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White, 5 petals
 
Flowers appear in umbels of 2 to 5cm across.
Fruit:
The fruits are inflated and bladder-like in appearance.
Leaves:
A slightly hairy biennial with solid stems. The leaves are dark green and 2-trefoil at their bases. Higher up the stems, the leaves are 1-trefoil and undivided. Well-toothed leaflets.
Frequency (UK):
Rarely seen  
Similar Species:
Distribution Map

Reproduced by kind permission of the BSBI.

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