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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Erica arborea

La bruyère arborescente
Tree Heath

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Additional information

Plant family

Area

Littoral

Flower colour

white

Flower size

2.5-4 mm

Flowering months

February,

March,

April,

May,

June

Leaf type

Linear,

Whorled

Height

to 4 m

Description

This heather grows on acid soil rich in silica, near the coast as well as inland.

The burl wood (underground wood between the roots and the trunk) is reddish-brown, textured, extremely hard and heat resistant. Formerly it was used to manufacture pipes. The burl wood was taken from a mature shrub, 30-60 years old, then boiled and dried for several months before further processing.

Flowers

The fragrant, bell-shaped white flowers are numerous with red anthersupper fertile part of the stamen containing the pollen.

Leaves

Whorled cluster of leaves encircle the stem, Linear narrow blade leaf, like grass. Needle-like, in whorls of 3 to 4, dark green and hairless.

Fruits Seeds

Capsule: brown with numerous seeds.

Medical

Flowering tops: to treat urinary tract infections.

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