Wild Flowers Provence

Identify wild flowers, trees, shrubs, orchids and other plants in Provence, France.

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Capparis spinosa

Câprier épineux
Caper

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Plant family

Area

Provence Verte

Flower colour

white

Flower size

50-70 mm

Flowering months

May,

June,

July

Leaf type

Elliptic,

Ovate

Height

1 m

Description

Straggly spiny shrub, often grown over walls where the long, hanging shoots best reveal the buds and flowers. The flower-buds, capers, are grown and used locally. They are also pickled and produced commercially in France and elsewhere.

Flowers

Attractive 4-petalled flowers, white or pink, with numerous purple stamens.

Leaves

Ovate leaf is egg-shaped, wider at base, Elliptic oval leaf. Egg-shaped to oval, tough, 2 small spines at base, 2.5 cm long.

Fruits Seeds

Berry: green or yellow, to 5 cm long.

Edible

Buds: capers, pickled in vinegar, have been used as a condiment for at least 2000 years.

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