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Horminum pyrenaicum
Flowers | Magnoliopsida

Scientific name - Horminum pyrenaicum L.

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Popular names - ormino, hormino, ormine des Pyrenees.

Distribution and Habitat - a species native to Europe, alpine meadows and subalpine grows on limestone bedrock, from 1500 up to 2500 m altitude.

Description - herbaceous plant, perennial, rizomatoasa. Woody rhizome. Stems 10-30 cm tall, pubescent, glandulous, erect, simple, based semilignificata. Leaves basal in rosette, spatula, tip obtuse, petiole 3-5 cm, margin toothed crenata, glabra and shiny on top, green on the underside, leaves very small or missing caulinare, sessile, acuminate, 1 - 1.5 cm long. raceme inflorescence composed of whorls of 2-6 flowers Pedunculated short, bracts ovate, acuminate. Bilabiat calyx, purple, with 13 ribs, upper lobe consists of three teeth, the lower of the two teeth. Corolla 1.5- 2 cm, bilabiata, pubescent, blue, purple, expanded tube and ends up back with the upper lobe, emarginat, Trifid lower lobe. Blooms in July and August. Superior ovary. Fruit compound, tetra-Achen, rough and brown.

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