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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Laserpitium gallicum

Laser de France
Laserwort

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Plant family

Area

Provence Verte

Flower colour

white

Flower size

tiny

Flowering months

May,

June,

July,

August

Leaf type

Pinnate

Height

to 1.5 m

Description

A plant that generally grows at higher altitudes on calcareous, rocky soil in dappled shade, very sturdy.

Flowers

Each flowerhead carrying between 30-50 umbels.

Leaves

Pinnate row of leaflets on either side of the stem. Rows of oblong, lobed, wedge-shaped leaflets on either side of the stem. Large, shiny, foliage at the base, becoming smaller and stalkless towards the top.

Fruits Seeds

Schizocarp: oblong, a dry fruit winged all around, that splits into single seeded parts when ripe.

Edible

The Romans reputedly mixed the roots with cumin to season preserved artichokes.

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