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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Geum urbanum

Benoîte commune
Herb Bennet

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Additional information

Plant family

Area

Provence Verte

Flower colour

yellow

Flower size

5-7 mm

Flowering months

May,

June,

July

Leaf type

Trifoliate

Height

20-60 cm

Description

Geum comes from Greek meaning ‘to produce a nice smell’, referring to the clove scented rhizome, 3-7 cm long, 1-2 cm thick.

The stem is covered in soft hairs.

Shady places, woodland edges or hedgerows.

Flowers

5 yellow petals and turned back sepals.

Leaves

Trifoliate with three leaflets. Three-leaflets, sessile, middle leaf largest, serrated.

Fruits Seeds

Bur: a seed or dry fruit that has hooks or teeth.

Edible

Roots: as a substitute to cloves used in soups and to flavour ale.

Medical

Roots: Used by the Romans to treat fever. Since used to treat diarrhoea, as a tonic to stimulate appetite and as a gargle for mouth ulcers and halitosis.

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