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.
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Calendula arvensis

Souci des champs
Field Marigold

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Plant family

Area

Provence Verte

Flower colour

yellow

Flower size

10-20 mm

Flowering months

March,

April,

May,

June,

July,

August,

September,

October

Leaf type

Lanceolate

Height

30 cm

Description

Native to the Mediterranean area. Grows on cultivated, fallow or waste ground.

Flowers

The flowers consist of yellow-orange ray florets with yellow-brown-purple disk florets. The flowers are 4 x smaller than those of the robust, cultivated Marigold.

Leaves

Lanceolate leaf is lance-shaped: long and widest in the middle. Long, pointed, margins finely serrated.

Fruits Seeds

Achene: a cluster of small, dry, one-seeded fruit that does not open to release seeds, strongly curved inwards.

Edible

Buds: pickled in vinegar.

Medical

Flowers: Calendula species have a healing, soothing effect on irritated skin, stomach and intestines.

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