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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Crataegus monogyna

Aubépine
Hawthorn

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Additional information

Plant family

Area

Provence Verte

Flower colour

white

Flower size

8-15 mm

Flowering months

April,

May

Leaf type

Pinnately lobed

Height

10 m

Description

A more thorny shrub than Crataegus azarolus.

Hedges, scrub, woodland margins.

Flowers

Racemes of white, fragrant flowers with 1 style, producing 1 seed. Closely related to Crataegus laevigata with 2 or 3 styles producing 2 or 3 seeds. Both plants have similar medicinal properties.

Leaves

Pinnately lobed leaf with lobes both sides of a central midrib. 3-5 deeply cut lobes, each lobe serrated at the tip, 3-7 cm long.

Fruits Seeds

Drupe: dark or bright red, normally with 1 seed, 1 cm, having an outer fleshy part surrounding a pit with a seed inside.

Medical

Flowers: a tonic for the heart, regulates heartbeat, helps high blood pressure and has a calming and sedative effect.

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