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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Calluna vulgaris

Bruyère
Heather

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Additional information

Plant family

Area

Les Maures

Flower colour

pink

Flower size

2 mm

Flowering months

July,

August,

September,

October

Leaf type

Scales

Height

10-100 cm

Description

A heather with many cultivars. A yellow dye is obtained from the twigs and flowers.

Calluna comes from the Greek word ‘kalluna’ meaning to sweep, as it was once used as a broom. In former times mattresses were filled with heather.

Flowers

Bell-shaped flowers, with 4 deeply lobed petals fused below and 4 sepals of the same colour as the petals.

Leaves

Scales leaves resemble green scales e.g. Cupressus, Juniperus. Linear, scale-like, opposite, 2-3 mm long.

Fruits Seeds

Capsule: with numerous seeds.

Edible

Honey is produced from the flowers. Flowers were once used to flavour beer.

Medical

Whole plant: antiseptic properties, in herbal medicine used to treat urinary tract problems. Astringent, diuretic, mildly sedative, induces perspiration.

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