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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Atriplex halimus

Arroche marine
Salt Bush

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Additional information

Plant family

Area

Littoral

Flower colour

green

Flower size

tiny

Flowering months

July,

August,

September

Leaf type

Lanceolate,

Elliptic

Height

2-5 m

Description

An erect silver-grey shrub to 3 m wide that forms hedges on sandy and rocky seashores, sometimes inland. It copes with severe drought and grows on alkaline as well as saline soils. It is used to desalinate and reclaim soil.

Flowers

The flowers are very small, pale yellow-green, flushed with red at the end of the branches.

Leaves

Elliptic oval leaf, Lanceolate leaf is lance-shaped: long and widest in the middle. Oval, long, wider in the middle and pointed, silver-grey and leathery.

Fruits Seeds

The seeds are black, enclosed by hard remnants of the flower, surrounded by a rounded flat green covering.

Edible

Leaves: lightly cooked have a pleasant, salty taste, used like spinach.

Medical

Leaves: nutritious, high in protein, vitamin A, C, D and minerals, including chromium.

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