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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Chamaerops humilis

Palmier nain
Dwarf Fan Palm

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Additional information

Plant family

Area

Littoral

Flower colour

green

Flower size

panicle 35 cm

Flowering months

April,

May,

June

Leaf type

Linear

Height

to 9 m

Description

This is the only palm native to Europe. It is shrub-like with several stems emerging from a single base. The leaves, grey-green, are borne on long spine-covered stalks. It has the ability to re-sprout after fire.

Sandy habitats, stony pastures, gullies; generally close to the coast.

The leaves have been used to make matting, brooms and rope.

Flowers

The flowers are borne in a dense, short inflorescence at the top of the stem.

Leaves

Linear narrow blade leaf, like grass. Fan-shaped, divided into 10-20 segments, narrow pointed.

Fruits Seeds

Drupe: outer fleshy parts surround a pit with a seed inside, round to oblong, yellow or brown, 12-45 mm.

Edible

Young tips.

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