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.
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Achillea millefolium

Achillée millefeuille
Yarrow

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Plant family

Area

Provence Verte

Flower colour

white

Flower size

4-6 mm

Flowering months

May,

June,

July,

August

Leaf type

Bipinnate

Height

20-100 cm

Description

The Druids used the dried stems for the purpose of making predictions.

Flowers

The individual flowers are tiny, 3-8 white ray florets and 15-40 cream disk florets, arranged in flat-topped clusters.

Leaves

Bipinnate leaflets on either side of the stem, each leaflet is further subdivided. Rows of leaflets on either side of the stem, each leaflet is further subdivided, 5-12 mm wide, arranged in a spiral along the branches.

Fruits Seeds

Achene: a cluster of small dry seeds.

Edible

Leaves: young in salads gathered in spring or autumn.

Medical

Leaves: compress of fresh leaves stops bleeding and encourages healing, soothes inflamed tissues. The dried plant is used as a tisane to treat colds and ‘flu’.

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