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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Centaurea montana

Centaurẻe des montagnes
Mountain Bluet

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Additional information

Plant family

Area

Haut Var

Flower colour

blue

Flower size

15-30 mm

Flowering months

May,

June,

July,

August

Leaf type

Lanceolate

Height

30-70 cm

Description

Native to the southernly mountain ranges of Europe. It can be distinguished from the cornflower by having just one single floral head, cornflowers having many; it is also a perennial whereas cornflowers are annuals.

In France, the cornflower symbolises Armistice Day, the end of WW1 on the 11 November and as such is a common symbol for veterans.

Flowers

The flowers consist of blue or purple ray florets, surrounding a cluster of disk flowers.

Leaves

Lanceolate leaf is lance-shaped: long and widest in the middle. Grey-green, long, wider in the middle, pointed.

Fruits Seeds

Achene: a cluster of 1-seeded fruit.

Edible

Flowers: mostly used as a culinary decoration.

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