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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Clinopodium vulgare

Grand basilic
Wild Basil

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Additional information

Plant family

Area

Provence Verte

Flower colour

pink

Flower size

12-22 mm

Flowering months

May,

June,

July,

August,

September

Leaf type

Lanceolate,

Ovate

Height

40 cm

Description

A slightly aromatic hairy perennial, also called Calamintha chinopodium or Satureja vulgaris. Clinopodium vulgare seems to be the most current name.

Open woodland.

Flowers

Flowers pinkish-purple are borne in whorls, a few flowers in bloom at the same time.

Leaves

Ovate leaf is egg-shaped, wider at base, Lanceolate leaf is lance-shaped: long and widest in the middle. Egg-shaped to oblong, pointed, lightly serrated, on a short stalk.

Fruits Seeds

Nut: 4 small nuts inside the calyx.

Edible

Leaves, when young.

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