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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Allium ampeloprasum

Poireau sauvage
Wild Leek

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Plant family

Area

Provence Verte

Flower colour

pink

Flower size

4.5-5 mm

Flowering months

June,

July

Leaf type

Linear

Height

to 1.5 m

Description

Full sun and relatively deep, rich soil.

Flowers

Flowers whitish-pink, pink, purplish or dark red. Each flower is cup-shaped, densely packed into a round ball, 5-9 cm across, with protruding stamens. There can be up to 500 flowers in each flower head. Before flowering the heads are covered in a membranous spathe.

Leaves

Linear narrow blade leaf, like grass. Broadly linear, narrow, 50 cm long, rough at the edges, consisting of 4-10 leaves. These have usually withered away by flowering time.

Fruits Seeds

Capsule: splits open along 2 or more seams.

Edible

The stalks are used in the same way as cultivated leeks.

Medical

All Alliums contain iron and vitamins and are slightly antibiotic.

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