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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Lotus corniculatus

Lotier corniculé
Bird’s-foot Trefoil

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Additional information

Plant family

Area

Provence Verte

Flower colour

yellow

Flower size

10-16 mm

Flowering months

April,

May,

June,

July

Leaf type

Lanceolate,

Elliptic

Height

10-40 cm

Description

A spreading or ascending plant when it finds a support to cling to. Found In fields, meadows, lawns and roadsides.

Good foraging herb for cattle.

Flowers

The flowers often have reddish veins, giving them a yellow/orange appearance. They are grouped in a perfect circle, 3-6 flowers. The base of the flower (calyx) is 5-lobed.

Leaves

Lanceolate leaf is lance-shaped: long and widest in the middle, Elliptic oval leaf. Five leaves, 3 leaves with stalks and 2 leaves without. The leaflets are long, oval to pointed and smooth.

Fruits Seeds

Pod: long and narrow, brown, opening up to expel the seeds, 20-35 mm.

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