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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Filago vulgaris

Cotonière commune
Common Cudweed

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Plant family

Area

Provence Verte

Flower colour

yellow

Flower size

1.5-2 mm

Flowering months

July,

August

Leaf type

Linear

Height

5-30 cm

Description

There are several Filago varieties, sometimes hard to distinguish between them. Dry grassy places.

The plant is white/woolly in texture and appearance and at first glance it could be confused with a young Helichrysum, hence the common French name for it ‘Immortelle d’Allemagne’.

Flowers

The spiky, terminal, dense flowerheads have only disk flowers, not very noticeable.

Leaves

Linear narrow blade leaf, like grass. Mostly at the base, stem leaves stalkless and narrow, tapering to the stem.

Fruits Seeds

Achene: a cluster of 1-seeded fruit with white hairs.

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