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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Alcea rosea

Rose Trémière
Common Hollyhock

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Plant family

Area

Provence Verte

Flower colour

pink

Flower size

50-80 mm

Flowering months

July,

August,

September

Leaf type

Palmate

Height

1-2 m

Description

Hollyhock is not a native, it was introduced into Europe from China around the 15th century.

Flowers

The flowers, in long flower spikes, vary in colour, white, yellow, pink and dark red.

Leaves

Palmate leaf has lobes radiating from a base point. The lobes radiate from a base point, serrated and hairy.

Fruits Seeds

Schizocarp: a dry disk containing seeds that splits into single seeded parts when ripe.

Edible

Flowers: make a pleasant herbal tea (tisane).

Medical

Flowers: soothe and relieve irritation and soreness in the treatment of gastritis, coughs and cystitis.

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