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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Juniperis communis

Genévrier commun
Common Juniper

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Additional information

Plant family

Area

Provence Verte

Flower colour

yellow

Flower size

♂ 4-5 mm ♀2 mm

Flowering months

April,

May,

June

Leaf type

Needle

Height

5 m

Description

A dense evergreen conifer. The tree is dioecious (male and female on different plants).

Pine forests, rocky areas on calcareous soils.

Flowers

The male part is catkin-like, yellow and falls off soon after pollination, female cone is green turning blue-black as it matures. It takes 2 years for the cone to ripen.

Leaves

Needle leaf is narrow, pointed, like a needle, e.g. Pinus. In whorls of three, pointed and with 1 central white stripe, 11-18 mm.

Fruits Seeds

Cone: berry-like with fleshy scales, turning from green to blue-black.

Edible

Berries: are used to flavour meat, gin, sauerkraut, vegetables and liqueurs.

Medical

Berries: used as an urinary antiseptic, specifically for cystitis or to increase gastric secretions and improve the appetite.

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