Whorls of purple flowers on hairy stems. Leaves pointed, veined and saw edged.
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I should have given more confidence to my identification.
I agree that this is Phlomis. There are only 5 species with purple flowers listed in Flora Europaea. P. tuberosa has the upper lip of the corolla straight and is a more eastern species. This keys out as P. erba-venti which is the only purple flowered species listed from France (although there are three yellow).
Great work - looks like I need to invest in more books starting with Flora Europea!
Many thanks for your help.I will edit accordingly.
Flora Europaea 5 Volume Paperback Set [Paperback]
T. G. Tutin (Editor), V. H. Heywood (Editor), N. A. Burges (Editor), D. H. Valentine (Editor), S. M. Walters (Editor), D. A. Webb (Editor)
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It is more a library book than one I would want to own and is considered out of date. However, I got fed up fighting the library about how long I could take it out (given that no one else was interested!).
But that is how librarians are. There is also a DVD which has search facilities but CUP wants a silly price for that.
Thanks for the info.
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Growing wild on road verge.