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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Cydonia oblonga

Coigne or Cognassier
Quince

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Additional information

Plant family

Area

Provence Verte

Flower colour

pink

Flower size

40-50 mm

Flowering months

April,

May

Leaf type

Elliptic,

Ovate

Height

5-8 m

Description

Deciduous, the buds, leafstalks, leaves and fruit are covered with fine, soft hairs. The ripe fruit, resembling a pear, is yellowish-green in colour.

It prefers moist conditions, tolerates acid, neutral or alkaline soils and can grow in shade, semi-shade or sun.

Flowers

Delicate, light-pink flowers, 5-petalled, appear after the leaves.

Leaves

Ovate leaf is egg-shaped, wider at base, Elliptic oval leaf. Egg-shaped to oval, alternate on the branches, 5-10 cm long, 3-5 cm wide.

Fruits Seeds

Pome: a fleshy, enlarged receptacle with a tough central core containing seeds.

Edible

Fruit: used in many culinary dishes.

Medical

Fruit: astringent properties, the juice is used to treat gastro-intestinal disorders and diarrhoea.

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