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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Cardamina hirsuta

Cardamine hérissée
Hairy Bittercress

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Additional information

Plant family

Area

Provence Verte

Flower colour

white

Flower size

1-2 mm

Flowering months

March,

April,

May,

June,

July,

August,

September,

October

Leaf type

Elliptic,

Reniform

Height

10-15 cm

Description

Prefers moist, shady conditions. It is considered by most gardeners to be a pest. The seed pods extend above the flowers; when they ripen, the grains are projected and hence invasive.

Flowers

The 4 petalled flowers are very small and white.

Leaves

Reniform kidney-shaped leaf, Elliptic oval leaf. Rosette: a rosette of leaves with opposite, rounded to diamond-shaped leaflets, quite varied, end leaflet larger.

Fruits Seeds

Silique: two fused carpels, which burst open when touched.

Edible

Leaves and flowers: do not pick in fields or near streams where sheep have been grazing, they may be infected with pathogenic organisms like liver fluke.

Medical

The plant is rich in Vitamins A & C, contains calcium, phosphorus and magnesium. It has stimulating, diuretic and expectorant properties.

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