Wild Flowers Provence

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Freesia alba

Freesia blanc
Freesia

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Plant family

Area

Littoral

Flower colour

white

Flower size

5-7cm

Flowering months

February,

March

Leaf type

Linear

Height

40 cm

Description

Native to Cape Province in South Africa. Naturalised on the coast in Provence.

Sandy or stony soil amongst dune scrub.

Flowers

A very fragrant corm with creamy, funnel-shaped flowers, 2-8 on a spike, all facing the same direction. The middle lower tepal is flushed with yellow.

Leaves

Linear narrow blade leaf, like grass. Sword-shaped, tapering to a point, 15 cm long.

Fruits Seeds

Capsule: slightly warty with hard, rounded, shiny seeds.

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