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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Cardaria draba

Brocoli sauvage
Hoary Cress

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Plant family

Area

Provence Verte

Flower colour

white

Flower size

5-6 mm

Flowering months

March,

April,

May,

June

Leaf type

Lanceolate

Height

35 cm

Description

A greyish plant. Cultivated and waste ground, roadsides, field boundaries on calcareous or neutral soils.

Flowers

The green unopened flowers, becoming white in maturity, grow in tight clusters; in bud they resemble broccoli.

Leaves

Lanceolate leaf is lance-shaped: long and widest in the middle. Basal leaves: oblong, wider in the middle, pointed and serrated.
Upper leaves: clasp the stem.

Fruits Seeds

Silique: two fused carpels, kidney-shaped, inflated, 3-4.5 cm long.

Edible

Leaves and flowers: can be cooked in the same way as broccoli. Rich in Vitamins B, C, E and K.

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