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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Orobanche alba

Orobanche blanche
Thyme Broomrape

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Plant family

Area

Provence Verte

Flower colour

white

Flower size

15-28 mm

Flowering months

March,

April,

May,

June

Leaf type

Scales

Height

10-30 cm

Description

This is a parasitic plant that survives by tapping into roots of thyme and other plants in the mint family. It looks similar to the brown orchid Neottia nidus-avis, but Orobanche have just 5 petals.

Flowers

A glandular, hairy plant. The fragrant flowers vary in colour from purplish-red, yellowish to white in a spike, the lower lip with a hairy margin. The stamens have dense hairy filaments, the stigma is red or purple.

Leaves

Scales leaves resemble green scales e.g. Cupressus, Juniperus. Scale-like, as on Cypress conifers.

Fruits Seeds

Capsule: numerous seeds.

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