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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Calamintha nepeta

L’herbe aux chats
Lesser Calamint

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Plant family

Area

Provence Verte

Flower colour

white

Flower size

6-7 mm

Flowering months

June,

July,

August,

September,

October

Leaf type

Ovate

Height

40-100 cm

Description

Sunny, dry banks, roadsides, lightly wooded areas.

Flowers

Tubular white flowers with purple spots, borne in whorls.

Leaves

Ovate leaf is egg-shaped, wider at base. Broad end tapers to the base, minutely serrated, greyish-green, 1 cm long, covered in white down. When rubbed, the leaves release a strong minty smell.

Fruits Seeds

Nuts: 1-4, small, enclosed within the calyx.

Medical

Dried flowering parts: relief for indigestion, a tonic for the nerves.

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