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.
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Agrimonia eupatorium

Aigremoine eupatoire
Agrimony

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Plant family

Area

Provence Verte

Flower colour

yellow

Flower size

1-4 mm

Flowering months

June,

July,

August

Leaf type

Pinnate

Height

30-60 cm

Description

A neat, erect, fragrant plant, variable in size. Agrimony has deep, swollen, horizontal, stem-like roots called rhizomes.

Flowers

The flowers are borne on a long spike. The individual flowers, on short stalks, have 5 rounded, cup-shaped petals with 5-20 stamens and 5 sepals.

Leaves

Pinnate row of leaflets on either side of the stem. Round to oval, serrated leaflets; a pair of large leaflets alternating with a pair of smaller ones.

Fruits Seeds

Bur: dry fruit that has hooks or teeth.

Medical

Flowering plant, dried: one of the ingredients in ‘Eau d’Arquebuse’ used in the 15th century to treat battlefield wounds. (Arquebuse was the name of a portable, long-barrelled gun.)

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