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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Cupressus sempervirens

Cyprès
Italian Cypress

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Additional information

Plant family

Area

Provence Verte

Flower colour

green

Flowering months

March,

April,

May

Leaf type

Scales

Height

30 m

Description

Originally from the Middle East. In antiquity, statues were made from the wood.

The Cupressus are an identifying feature of the landscape of Provence. The slim, dark green spires impart a sense of structure and permanence to the towns and villages.

Flowers

Male and female flowers on the same tree. Male flowers cylindrical, 3-5 mm, female flowers round. Wind pollinated.

Leaves

Scales leaves resemble green scales e.g. Cupressus, Juniperus. Very small and scale-like, 0.5-1 mm long.

Fruits Seeds

Cone: round and green when young, becoming woody, grey-brown and shiny, 2-4 cm.

Medical

Cone (when green): to treat lung and circulatory problems.

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