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Cupressus sempervirens

Cyprès
Italian Cypress

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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.

A feature of the landscape in Provence. Often used to make an impressive entrance to a residence.

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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