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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Lolium perenne

Ivraie vivace
English Rye-grass

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Additional information

Plant family

Area

Provence Verte

Flower size

spikelet 11-17 cm

Flowering months

May,

June,

July,

August,

September

Leaf type

Linear

Height

20-70 cm

Description

A very common grass. In May and early June the flower spike is covered with white flowers.

Very variable habitat, roadsides, footpaths, wasteland, river banks and sand dunes.

Flowers

There are 4-14 flowers in dense spikelets, arranged alternately on the stem, giving the stem a wavy appearance.

Leaves

Linear narrow blade leaf, like grass {end-tooltip}. Tussock-forming with smooth stems.

Fruits Seeds

Caryopsis: a dry fruit (grain).

Edible

The seeds are edible and have the same nutritional value as oats, but are awkward to harvest, being quite small.

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