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 multiflora

Bruyère à nombreuses fleurs

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Plant family

Area

Provence Verte

Flower colour

pink

Flower size

5-7 mm

Flowering months

January,

February,

March,

November,

December

Leaf type

Linear,

Whorled

Height

60-120 cm

Description

Evergreen shrub, sometimes to 2 m. It flowers prolifically inland in forests and on rocky hillsides during the winter months on calcareous soil.

Flowers

The pink flowers are narrow, bell-shaped, stalked, with protruding purple stamens.

Leaves

Linear narrow blade leaf, like grass, Whorled cluster of leaves encircle the stem. Needle-like, in whorls of 4 to 5.

Fruits Seeds

Capsule: dry, containing seeds.

Edible

Flowers: heather honey is used to make a version of gingerbread.

Medical

Flowering tops: to treat urinary tract infections.

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