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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Buxus sempervirens

Buxus commun
Box

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Additional information

Plant family

Area

Provence Verte

Flower colour

yellow

Flower size

2-3 mm

Flowering months

March,

April,

May

Leaf type

Elliptic

Height

to 9 m

Description

Common Box is an evergreen shrub or small tree. The wood is very hard and used in printing blocks, tool handles and mallet heads.
The leaves are rich in nitrogen and in former times were used by farmers to enrich the soil.
Very hardy. Used in hedging.

Flowers

The flowers are inconspicuous, greenish-yellow, in small clusters of 5-7 mm.

Leaves

Elliptic oval leaf. Oval, opposite on the stem, shiny, convex margins, 15-30 mm long.

Fruits Seeds

Capsule: 3-lobed with 3 small horns, 6-7 mm long.

Medical

Leaves, bark and wood: were used to lower fever and destroy intestinal parasites.

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