Wild Flowers Provence

Identify wild flowers, trees, shrubs, orchids and other plants in Provence, France.

Environ 2800 photos de près de 700 plantes sauvages.  Comment le voir en français.
Around 2800 photos of nearly 700 wild plants: guide.

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Acer campestre

Erable champêtre
Field Maple


Additional information

Plant family


Provence Verte

Flower colour


Flower size

1-6 mm

Flowering months



Leaf type



12 m


Deciduous, native to much of Europe. The wood is white, hard and strong. Although not much used, it is suitable for furniture, flooring, wood turning and musical instruments.


The flowers are greenish-yellow in clusters of 10, each cluster 3-9 cm long.


Palmate leaf has lobes radiating from a base point. Five blunt, rounded lobes, the midrib of the lobes radiate from a base point. The leaves are 4-8 cm long, 5-10 cm wide and ooze a milky sap. They turn yellow to red in autumn.

Fruits Seeds

Samaras: a cluster of 2-winged nuts aligned at 180º.

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