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.
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Colutea arborescens

Baguenaudier
Bladder Senna

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Plant family

Area

Provence Verte

Flower colour

yellow

Flower size

16-20 mm

Flowering months

May,

June,

July,

August

Leaf type

Pinnate

Height

up to 3m

Description

Bladder Senna is a deciduous shrub, much branched. The young shoots are often hairy. Planted as an ornamental shrub for its attractive pods, which remain on the plant throughout the winter.

Dry rocky and grassy slopes, open woodland on calcareous soils.

Flowers

The flowers are pea-like, borne in groups of 3-8.

Leaves

Pinnate row of leaflets on either side of the stem. 3-4 pairs of oval, notched leaflets on either side of the stem, ending in 1 solitary leaflet.

Fruits Seeds

Pod: inflated, reddish-brown with age, 5-7 cm long.

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