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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Carex nigra

Laîche vulgaraire
Common Sedge

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Additional information

Plant family

Area

Provence Verte

Flower size

1-2 mm

Flowering months

April,

May,

June,

July

Leaf type

Linear

Height

10-40 cm

Description

A plant with a creeping rootstock. The stem is 3-cornered with rounded edges. The leaves can be longer or shorter than the stems. In drought the leaf edges roll up. The lowest bract is nearly as long or often longer than the flower stalk.

Flowers

The flower spike (10-20 mm) has male flowers above and female flowers below. The female flowers are strikingly black, giving a chequered effect when in fruit.

Leaves

Linear narrow blade leaf, like grass. Blade, smooth or rough.

Fruits Seeds

Achene: a spike of small dry one-seeded fruit, 2.5-3 mm long.

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