Wild Flowers Provence

=/ =/ =/ Site en construction \= \= \=
Generic selectors
Exact matches only
Search in title
Search in content

Lycopus europaeus

Lycope d’Europe
Gipsywort

Category:

Additional information

Plant family

Area

Provence Verte

Flower colour

white

Flower size

4 mm

Flowering months

July,

August

Leaf type

Lanceolate

Height

30-90 cm

Description

The name derives from Greek, ‘Lykos’ meaning ‘wolf’ and ‘pous’ meaning ‘foot’. The stem is hairy, the young rolled up leaves are purple, with maturity they unfold and become green. Damp habitat.

Flowers

A whorl of tiny, purple specked white flowers grow from the leaf axil.

Leaves

Lanceolate leaf is lance-shaped: long and widest in the middle. Long, wider in the middle, pointed, evenly serrated and hairy, spiralling on the stems.

Fruits Seeds

Schizocarp: a fruit that splits into 4 parts when dry.

Medical

Leaves: a tonic for the heart, it has astringent, calming properties to treat anxiety and palpitations.

Navigation

• Click the "Go back" button to return to your plant search or filtered selection.

• Click on the Category or Plant family above to list plants in the same category or family.

• Click "Wild Plants" (or the website title) at the top of the page to start again.