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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Ficus carica

Figuier
Common Fig

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Additional information

Plant family

Area

Provence Verte

Flower colour

green

Flowering months

March,

April

Leaf type

Palmate

Height

10 m

Description

Ficus carica flourishes near rivers or streams; when there is no water available it sends out roots to the nearest water source.

Flowers

The flowers are very small, hidden inside a small green structure called a ‘syncap’, which has a tiny opening to the outside for pollinating wasps to enter.

Leaves

Palmate leaf has lobes radiating from a base point. Large lobes radiate from a base point, rough to the touch.

Fruits Seeds

Syconium: formed by an enlarged, fleshy hollow receptacle, 3-7 cm long.

Edible

Fruit: used in many culinary dishes.

Medical

Sap: to treat warts and corns.
Fruit: dried figs are rich in calcium, iron, potassium and vitamin PP (Niacin). A mild laxative.
Leaves: to treat haemorrhoids.

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