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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Marrubium vulgare

Marrube blanc
White Horehound

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Plant family

Area

Provence Verte

Flower colour

white

Flower size

12-15 mm

Flowering months

May,

June,

July,

August,

September

Leaf type

Elliptic

Height

20-60 cm

Description

A native to dry areas of Eurasia and northern Africa.

Flowers

The flowers are in whorls on a leafy stem.

Leaves

Elliptic oval leaf. Oval. The soft, crinkly leaf surface is grey-green with serrated margins to 5 cm long.

Fruits Seeds

Nut: each flower has 4 small nuts enclosed within the calyx that splits open and releases the seed when ripe.

Edible

In the form of tea, not unlike mint tea.

Medical

Whole plant: a strong expectorant first used as a cough remedy in ancient Egypt. Today sold in the form of candy which is sucked to relieve chesty coughs or bronchitis.

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