Wild Flowers Provence

Identify wild flowers, trees, shrubs, orchids and other plants in Provence, France.

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Lythrum salicaria

Herbe aux coliques
Purple Loosestrife

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Plant family

Area

Provence Verte

Flower colour

pink

Flower size

10-12 mm

Flowering months

June,

July,

August,

September

Leaf type

Lanceolate,

Cordate

Height

50-100 cm

Description

Lythrum is derived from the Greek word for blood, ‘lythron’, which refers to its ability to stem blood. ‘Salicaria’ refers to the willow-like leaves, Salix being the Latin name for willow.

An erect, downy perennial with square stems, branched above.

Flowers

Flowers in whorls in terminal spikes.

Leaves

Cordate heart-shaped, Lanceolate leaf is lance-shaped: long and widest in the middle. Basal: heart-shaped.
Upper: long, pointed, opposite on the stems, 10 cm.

Fruits Seeds

Capsule: 3-4 mm, tiny seeds.

Medical

Whole plant: effective treatment for diarrhoea and gastro-intestinal disorders.

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