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: guide.

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Orlaya grandiflora

Caucalis à grandes fleurs
White-lace Flower


Additional information

Plant family


Provence Verte

Flower colour


Flower size

umbel 80-120 mm

Flowering months



Leaf type



up to 70 cm


A distinctive, attractive flower, native to the Mediterranean region where it grows in vineyards and olive groves.


Stems erect, simple or branched, a little hairy at the base. The flowers, in umbels, with 5-8 rays. The petals are pure white, outer petals 7-8 x larger than the inner ones, giving the plant a lacy appearance.


Bipinnate leaflets on either side of the stem, each leaflet is further subdivided. Pinnate with oval, serrated leaflets on either side of the stem, each leaflet is further subdivided.

Fruits Seeds

Schizocarp: oval in shape, consisting of 2 fused carpels, 1 seed each.

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