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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Centaurium erythraea

Petite centaurée commune
Common Centaury

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Additional information

Plant family

Area

Provence Verte

Flower colour

pink

Flower size

12 mm

Flowering months

May,

June,

July

Leaf type

Elliptic

Height

10-50 cm

Description

Stem solitary but branched from the middle. Sandy, neutral to alkaline soil in sun.

Flowering plants are harvested in summer and dried for infusions and liquid extracts.

Flowers

5-petalled flowers fused at the base, borne in dense, lax, flat-topped clusters, bright pink with very distinct yellow stamens.

Leaves

Elliptic oval leaf. Basal rosette of oval leaves, 5 cm long. Upper leaves smaller and opposite.

Fruits Seeds

Capsule: cylindrical.

Medical

Flowering tops: dried, to stimulate liver and gall bladder, to increase the bile flow and to improve appetite and digestion.

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