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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Linum narbonense

Lin de Narbonne
Beautiful Flax

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Additional information

Plant family

Area

Provence Verte

Flower colour

blue

Flower size

25-40 mm

Flowering months

April,

May,

June,

July

Leaf type

Linear,

Lanceolate

Height

20-50 cm

Description

A hairless perennial. It is related to the cultivated flax plant.

Grassy and rocky habitats.

Flowers

The large flowers are azure-blue, with deeper blue veins.

Leaves

Lanceolate leaf is lance-shaped: long and widest in the middle, Linear narrow blade leaf, like grass. Long, pointed to linear, grey-green.

Fruits Seeds

Capsule: with 3 seeds.

Medical

Seeds: the seeds of cultivated flax plants contain high levels of dietary fibres, anti-oxidant properties and Omega 3 fatty acids.

Linseed oil is used internally as a mild laxative.

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