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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Leopoldia comosa

Muscari à toupet
Tassel Hyacinth

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Plant family

Area

Provence Verte

Flower colour

purple

Flower size

5-9 mm

Flowering months

March,

April,

May,

June

Leaf type

Linear

Height

25-50 cm

Description

Previously under the name Muscari comosum. A bulb with one short stem surrounded by fleshy leaves or leaf bases; a cut across the bulb reveals the layers or rings. The leaves (3-6) arise from the base.

Dry grassy habitats, open scrub, roadsides, olive groves and vineyards.

Flowers

Flowers are stalked, purplish-brown, urn-shaped, with 6 pale-brownish teeth. The upper flowers on slender violet-blue stalks, in the form of a tassel, are sterile, attracting insects.

Leaves

Linear narrow blade leaf, like grass. Blade, narrower towards the tip.

Fruits Seeds

Capsule: in 3 parts.

Edible

Bulbs: in parts of the Mediterranean the bulbs are collected and eaten.

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