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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Calicotome spinosa

Calycotome epineux
Thorny Broom

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Plant family

Area

Provence Verte

Flower colour

yellow

Flower size

12-18 mm

Flowering months

January,

February,

March,

April,

May

Leaf type

Trifoliate

Height

to 2 m

Description

In summer, this is a deep bluish-green, much-branched spiny shrub without leaves. The spines are large, stout, straight and lateral. In autumn, the leaves appear. In winter it flowers profusely.

Grows on dry rocky ground inland as well as on the coast where it forms a thick impenetrable jungle.

Flowers

The densely packed flowers are single or in small clusters.

Leaves

Trifoliate with three leaflets. 3 leaflets, each leaflet is oval-shaped, 15 mm long.

Fruits Seeds

Pod, narrow-oblong, 26-30 mm long.

Medical

Leaves and fruit: both have astringent properties.

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