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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Asparagus acutifolia

L’asperge sauvage
Wild Asperge

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Additional information

Plant family

Area

Provence Verte

Flower colour

white

Flower size

4 mm

Flowering months

April,

May,

June

Leaf type

Cladode

Height

30-120 cm

Description

Acutifolia means ‘thorny leaves’, referring to the characteristic shape of the leaf. The stems are much branched with feathery, stiff foliage. In early spring the asparagus shoots appear.

Flowers

The flowers are small, bell-shaped, whitish-green.

Leaves

Cladode flower grows from a leaf-like stem. A cladode is a modified stem, needle-like in this instance.

Fruits Seeds

Pod: resembling a berry containing seeds, initially green, eventually black.

Edible

Young shoots: steamed.

Medical

Shoots: rich in minerals with diuretic properties.

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