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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Onobrychis viciifolia

Sainfoin
Sainfoin

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Additional information

Plant family

Area

Provence Verte

Flower colour

pink

Flower size

11-14 mm

Flowering months

March,

April,

May,

June,

July

Leaf type

Pinnate

Height

20-80 cm

Description

A striking member of the Pea family, very often cultivated as a foraging crop or as green manure. Cattle benefit from eating Sainfoin as it reduces the nemotodes parasitism in the gut.

Flowers

The flowers are grouped in an elongated flower spike. The upper petal, the standard, has dark pink stripes.

Leaves

Pinnate row of leaflets on either side of the stem. 6-14 pairs of elliptical leaflets on either side of the stem.

Fruits Seeds

Pod: indented and spiky.

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