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.
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Cedrus atlantica

Le cèdre de l’Atlas
Atlas Cedar

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Plant family

Area

Sainte Baume

Flower colour

yellow

Flower size

♂ 30-60 mm,

♀10 mm

Flowering months

September,

October

Leaf type

Needle

Height

30 m

Description

Originally from the Atlas mountains in Algeria and Morocco, introduced into southern France for timber production. When young the tree is wide, cone-shaped, becoming irregular with age, the top always erect. Flowers in autumn.

Flowers

The ‘male’ flowers are solitary, cylindrical and yellowish in colour, often with a pinkish tinge. The ‘female’ flower is in the shape of a small cone, greenish-reddish, much less noticeable.

Leaves

Needle leaf is narrow, pointed, like a needle, e.g. Pinus. In 3 layers, each with 25-30 needles. Each layer represents 1 year of growth.

Fruits Seeds

Cones: erect, almost cylindrical, flat top, 5-8 cm long.

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