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: guide.

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Hyparrhenia hirta

Barbon velu
Common Thatching Grass


Additional information

Plant family


Provence Verte

Flower size

3.5-6.5 mm

Flowering months


Leaf type



30-100 cm


Common Mediterranean grass, with upright smooth stems of different lengths. The grass turns quickly from green to a reddish-gold colour.

It can grow in a variety of habitats, in dry conditions, on heavy, rocky eroded soils.


The flowers are bright yellow, profuse in spring.


Linear narrow blade leaf, like grass. Tufted, blade, pointed, 1-3 mm wide.

Fruits Seeds

Caryopsis: a dry fruit (grain).

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