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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Olea europaea

Olivier
Olive Tree

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Additional information

Plant family

Area

Provence Verte

Flower colour

white

Flower size

4-5 mm

Flowering months

May,

June

Leaf type

Lanceolate

Height

8 m

Description

The olive tree was first introduced into France by the Greeks 2,500 years ago and has been cultivated here ever since.

Flowers

The fragrant, creamy-white flowers are borne in the leaf axil.

Leaves

Lanceolate leaf is lance-shaped: long and widest in the middle. Long, wider in the middle, pointed, green above, silvery below.

Fruits Seeds

Drupe: outer fleshy parts surround a shell/pit with a seed inside. Green, eventually deep purple.

Edible

Fruit: preserved green and black olives used extensively in the cuisine of the region; oil extracted from the fruit for culinary purposes.

Medical

Fruit: oil extracted from the fruit is rich in vitamin E.
Leaves: antiseptic properties, formerly used in wound treatment.

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