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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Oenothera biennis

Onagre
Common Evening Primrose

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Plant family

Area

Provence Verte

Flower colour

yellow

Flower size

30-50 mm

Flowering months

July,

August

Leaf type

Lanceolate

Height

up to 1.5 m

Description

Originally from North America, introduced to the Padua Botanical Garden (Italy) in 1619. In the first year a rosette of basal leaves appears, in the second year a red-specked stem arises from the rosette of leaves.

Flowers

The 4-petalled flowers are borne on long spikes. The petals emit a phosphorescent light and are night-scented.

Leaves

Lanceolate leaf is lance-shaped: long and widest in the middle. Long, wider in the middle, pointed, alternate on the stem, 5-20 cm.

Fruits Seeds

Capsule: tubular, tapering, 25-35 mm.

Edible

Whole plant.

Medical

Seeds: oil extracted from the seeds contains gamma-linoleic acid that assists in the production of hormone-like substances used for premenstrual and menopausal problems.

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