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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Chelidonium majus

La grande chélidoine
Greater Celandine

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Plant family

Area

Provence Verte

Flower colour

yellow

Flower size

22-25 mm

Flowering months

April,

May

Leaf type

Pinnate

Height

30-90 cm

Description

The stem is branched, slightly hairy.

Grows on banks, hedgerows, walls, usually on waste land near human habitation.

Flowers

Flowers yellow with 4 petals.

Leaves

Pinnate row of leaflets on either side of the stem. 5-7 pairs of leaflets on either side of the stem, oval-oblong in shape, scalloped or serrated margins, blue-green underneath.

Fruits Seeds

Capsule: cylindrical, 3-5 cm long, black seeds.

Medical

Stalks: exude a yellow-orange liquid that was used to burn off warts.

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