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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Cichorium intybus

Chicorée sauvage
Wild Chicory

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Plant family

Area

Provence Verte

Flower colour

white,

blue

Flower size

25-40 mm

Flowering months

July,

August,

September,

October

Leaf type

Lanceolate,

Pinnatisect

Height

60-100 cm

Description

Tall biennial with erect, branched stems.

Grassy habitats, fields, cultivated and fallow ground, roadsides.

Flowers

The flowerheads are sky blue, sometimes pink or white, borne in leafy branched spikes. Each ray floret is fringed.

Leaves

Pinnatisect leaf is deeply lobed, almost to the central midrib, Lanceolate leaf is lance-shaped: long and widest in the middle. Basal leaves: lobes almost to central midrib.
Upper leaves: long, wider in the middle, pointed, clasping the stem.

Fruits Seeds

Achene: a cluster of small 1-seeded fruit.

Edible

Roots: as a coffee substitute.

Medical

Roots: diuretic, laxative, tonic for the liver.

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