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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Fumaria officinalis

Fumeterre officinalis
Common Fumitory

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Plant family

Area

Provence Verte

Flower colour

pink

Flower size

7-9 mm

Flowering months

February,

March,

April,

May,

June

Leaf type

Trifoliate

Height

10-50 cm

Description

Cultivated, fallow and waste ground.

Flowers are used to make a yellow dye for wool.

In Provence, it is said that Fumaria holds the secret to a long life.

Flowers

The flowers are pinkish-purple with a reddish-black tip, two-lipped with a spur.

Leaves

Trifoliate with three leaflets. Three leaves with deeply lobed, blunt leaflets, pale greyish-green.

Fruits Seeds

Capsule: kidney-shaped, one seed.

Medical

Flowering part: tonic herb, improves liver and gall bladder function. Internally and externally used for skin complaints, externally for conjunctivitis.

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