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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Melittis melissophyllum

Mélite à feuilles de Mélisse
Bastard Balm

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Additional information

Plant family

Area

Sainte Baume

Flower colour

pink

Flower size

25-40 mm

Flowering months

May,

June,

July

Leaf type

Cordate

Height

30-50 cm

Description

A hairy, aromatic plant, varying in shape and colour. The sepals protect the flower.

Deciduous woodland.

Flowers

The 2-lipped flowers are arranged in pairs, growing in the axils of the leaves and facing the same direction. They are pale-pink in colour, deeper pink on the lower lip.

Leaves

Cordate heart-shaped. Nettle-like leaves, long, pointed, bluntly serrated, opposite on the stem, hairy, 9 cm.

Fruits Seeds

Nut: 1-4 small nuts that do not split open when ripe, enclosed within the calyx.

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