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.
Generic selectors
Exact matches only
Search in title
Search in content
Search in posts
Search in pages
product

Aesculus hippocastanum

Marronnier
Horse Chestnut

Category:

Additional information

Plant family

Area

Provence Verte

Flower colour

white

Flower size

75 mm

Flowering months

May

Leaf type

Digitate

Height

35 m

Description

Deciduous, native to south-east Europe where the seeds were used as fodder; also to treat coughs in horses and cattle.

Flowers

The flowers appear in early summer, usually white with red splashes, erect, arranged in a conical shape.

Leaves

Digitate leaflets are finger-like. 5-7 leaflets, all radiating from a base point. Each leaflet is 13-30 cm long. The buds are resinous.

Fruits Seeds

Bur: spiny, green, containing a brown seed, the ‘conker’.

Medical

Bark and seeds: anti-inflammatory, strengthen arteries and veins; used to treat haemorrhoids.

Navigation

• Click the "Go back" button to return to your plant search or filtered selection.

• Click on the Category or Plant family above to list plants in the same category or family.

• Click "Wild Plants" (or the website title) at the top of the page to start again.