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 serriola

Laitue sauvage
Prickly Lettuce

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Plant family

Area

Provence Verte

Flower colour

yellow

Flower size

10-15 mm

Flowering months

July,

August,

September,

October

Leaf type

Elliptic,

Pinnatisect

Height

to 2 m

Description

The long stems branch out at the top.

It grows on a variety of soils, neutral, acid and calcareous, waste places, roadsides, hedgerows.

Flowers

Terminal clusters of small, pale-yellow flowers.

Leaves

Elliptic oval leaf, Pinnatisect leaf is deeply lobed, almost to the central midrib. Basal rosette: oval, undulated and serrated, beneath the leaves a prickly midrib.
Upper leaves: pointing upwards, prickly lobes almost to central midrib.

Fruits Seeds

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

Edible

Leaves: gathered in spring for salads.

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