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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Lactuca perennis

Laitue vivace
Blue Lettuce

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Plant family

Area

Provence Verte

Flower colour

blue

Flower size

30 mm

Flowering months

April,

May,

June,

July

Leaf type

Pinnatisect

Height

30-80 cm

Description

The plant has erect stems, branched above.

Sunny rocky habitat or dry meadows on calcareous soils.

Flowers

The flowers are pale blue to lilac, borne in rather flat-topped panicles, each flower has 12-20 florets.

Leaves

Pinnatisect leaf is deeply lobed, almost to the central midrib. Lower leaves: narrow lobes almost to central midrib with a short stalk.
Upper leaves: clasp the stem.

Fruits Seeds

Achene: a cluster of 1-seeded fruit with rough hairs.

Edible

Basal rosette leaves gathered between September and May, one of the best wild salads, crunchy and mild.

Medical

Leaves: Vitamins, A, B and C and mineral salts. A soothing, calming herb.

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