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 officinalis

L’asperge
Asperge

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Additional information

Plant family

Area

Provence Verte

Flower colour

yellow

Flower size

4.5-6.5 mm

Flowering months

June,

July,

August

Leaf type

Cladode

Height

to 1-5 m

Description

A close relative of the Wild Asperge. It has been in cultivation for over 2000 years. In spring the young fleshy shoots appear. If not picked, they become upright stems with dense, soft, feathery foliage.

Flowers

Pale yellow, bell-shaped flowers, in pairs.

Leaves

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

Fruits Seeds

Pod: resembling a berry containing 3 seeds.

Edible

Young shoots: steamed.

Medical

Roots and young fresh stems: cleansing herb for liver, kidney and bowel.

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