Wild Flowers Provence

Identify wild flowers, trees, shrubs, orchids and other plants in Provence, France.

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Diplotaxis erucoïdes

Fausse roquette
False Rocket

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Plant family

Area

Provence Verte

Flower colour

white

Flower size

10-15 mm

Flowering months

May,

June,

July,

August,

September,

October,

November

Leaf type

Pinnately lobed

Height

50 cm

Description

When most plants have stopped flowering in winter, Diplotaxis erucoïdes is in full bloom. The rows between the vines are covered in white flowers especially in May and November, in mild weather it flowers throughout winter. A source of nectar for bees.

Flowers

Raceme of 4-petalled white flowers with 6 stamens and a style with a green stigma.

Leaves

Pinnately lobed leaf with lobes both sides of a central midrib. Deeply lobed, lobes are arranged on either side of the midrib, serrated, mid-green.

Fruits Seeds

Silique: two fused carpels, very narrow fruit pod, 2 rows of seeds.

Edible

Leaves and flowers: sharp, garlicky-tasting leaves, rich in sulphur.

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