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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Allium oleraceum

Ail des jardins
Field Garlic

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Plant family

Area

Sainte Baume

Flower colour

pink

Flower size

7 mm

Flowering months

July,

August

Leaf type

Linear

Height

20-80 cm

Description

It grows on alkaline soils, on rocky hillsides and meadows.

Flowers

The inflorescence is surrounded by 2 long lasting bracts of different lengths. Each bell-shaped flower, on a long stalk, has 6 tepals and 6 stamens and are often pendant. The flower colour varies from light violet pink to greenish brown. In the centre of the flowers are the dark, tapered bulbils.

Leaves

Linear narrow blade leaf, like grass. Broadly linear.

Fruits Seeds

Capsule: splits open on 2 or more seams.

Edible

Flowers, young leaves and bulb.

Medical

All Alliums contain iron and vitamins and are slightly antibiotic.

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