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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Arundo donax

Canne de Provence
Giant Cane

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Additional information

Plant family

Area

Littoral

Flower size

4-5.5 mm

Flowering months

August,

September,

October,

November,

December

Leaf type

Linear

Height

6 m

Description

A reed that resembles a Bamboo. New shoots appear around March. From June to July the plant grows 10 cm a day. It reproduces by seed and through underground rhizomes that quickly multiply.

The stems are made into reeds for woodwind instruments (clarinet and saxophone) and are used as wind or sun shelters.

Flowers

Feathery plumes, 40-60 cm long.

Leaves

Linear narrow blade leaf, like grass. Tapered, 60 cm long x 2-6 cm wide, alternately on the stem with 2 ears at the junction with the stem.

Fruits Seeds

Caryopsis: dry oblong fruit enclosed in 2 papery leaflets (bracts).

Medical

Rhizome: used to stop the flow of breast milk.

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