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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Cirsium heterophyllum

Cirse faux hélénium
Melancholy Thistle

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Plant family

Area

Provence Verte

Flower colour

pink

Flower size

30-50 mm

Flowering months

July,

August

Leaf type

Hastate

Height

to 120 cm

Description

Unlike other Cirsiums, this Cirsium lacks spines; can be quite tall.

A plant for damp areas.

Flowers

The flowers are pinkish-purple.

Leaves

Hastate spear-shaped leaf with horizontal lobes at base. Spear-shaped with prickly but soft margins, directed upwards, 20-40 cm long, 4-8 cm wide.

Fruits Seeds

Achene: a cluster of small, 1-seeded fruit with feathery, fine hairs.

Medical

Reputed to have cured sadness. Nicholas Culpepper quoted: ‘makes a man as merry as a cricket’.

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