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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Helichrysum stoechas

Immortelle jaune

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Plant family

Area

Littoral

Flower colour

yellow

Flower size

cluster 15-30 mm

Flowering months

April,

May,

June,

July

Leaf type

Linear

Height

20-50 cm

Description

A Mediterranean plant of acid soils, copes very well with drought. The branches are covered in short, white soft hairs. The plant emits a curry smell.

Flowers

The flowers are clustered together to form a bouquet of bright yellow flowers, each flower is surrounded by a membranous, translucent bract.

Leaves

Linear narrow blade leaf, like grass. Long, white, soft and hairy, with rolled under (revolute) margins, 20-30 mm long.

Fruits Seeds

Achene: a cluster of small, 1-seeded fruit.

Medical

An essential oil is produced from the aerial parts and was once used as an expectorant for colds.

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