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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Malva alcea

Mauve alcée
Cut-leaved Mallow

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Plant family

Area

Provence Verte

Flower colour

pink

Flower size

30-40 mm

Flowering months

July,

August,

September,

October

Leaf type

Digitate

Height

to 1.2 m

Description

A tall, sprawling, hairy plant, flowering continuously for several months into early autumn.

Dry habitats, in thickets along paths and in waste places.

Flowers

Flowers pink to lilac, with a dark purple base and purple stamens.

Leaves

Digitate leaflets are finger-like. Hand-like, lobed or serrated leaflets joined to a single stem.

Fruits Seeds

Schizocarp: a disc of dry fruit that splits into single seeded parts when ripe.

Edible

Leaves and flowers.

Medical

Leaves: traditionally used as a mouthwash to relieve irritation of the mucous membranes, also for catarrh.

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