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 sylvestris

Mauve des bois
Common Mallow

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Plant family

Area

Provence Verte

Flower colour

pink

Flower size

40 mm

Flowering months

May,

June,

July,

August,

September,

October

Leaf type

Palmate

Height

50-100 cm

Description

Stems slightly hairy.

Meadows, hedgerows and fallow fields.

Flowers

Flowers in clusters of 2 or more, mauve-purple with darker veins.

Leaves

Palmate leaf has lobes radiating from a base point. Lobes radiating from a base point, alternate on the stem, soft, hairy.

Fruits Seeds

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

Edible

Young leaves and flower buds.

Medical

Leaves and flowers: used internally to treat respiratory problems, bronchitis, coughs and throat infections.

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