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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Fagus sylvatica

Hêtre
Beech

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Additional information

Plant family

Area

Sainte Baume

Flower colour

green

Flowering months

April,

May

Leaf type

Elliptic

Height

40 m

Description

A relatively short trunk compared to the height and width of the crown. Only grows in mountain forests in the Mediterranean region, of between 600-1800 m.

The wood is valued for veneer, flooring, boat building, musical instruments and kitchen utensils.

Flowers

The male catkins are tassel-like on long stalks with 5-15 stamens, the female flowers are upright on short stalks.

Leaves

Elliptic oval leaf. Oval, undulated, some pointed, with stalks, 5-10 cm long.

Fruits Seeds

Bur: ripens in August, splits open into 2 triangular, edible nuts, 1.5 cm long.

Edible

The nuts produce an oil used in the margarine industry.

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