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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Dianthus sylvestris

Oeillet sauvage
Woodland Pink

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Plant family

Area

Provence Verte

Flower colour

pink

Flower size

22-24 mm

Flowering months

June,

July,

August

Leaf type

Linear

Height

40 cm

Description

The Greek word ‘dianthus’ comes from ‘dios’ meaning ‘god’ and ‘anthos’ meaning flower. The calyx, 3 cm long, is surrounded at the base by 2-5 oval-shaped, pointed scales.

Grows in light woodland. Found infrequently, except in protected areas where it grows freely, amongst grasses, in sunny-shady spaces.

Flowers

The flowers, solitary or in two’s, have pale to dark pink serrated petals.

Leaves

Linear narrow blade leaf, like grass. Blade, greyish-bluish green.

Fruits Seeds

Capsule: splits open when ripe.

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