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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Oxalis pes-caprae

L’oxalis pied-de-chèvre
Cape Sorrel

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Additional information

Plant family

Area

Littoral

Flower colour

yellow

Flower size

20-25 cm

Flowering months

January,

February,

March,

April,

May,

October,

November,

December

Leaf type

Trifoliate

Height

to 50 cm

Description

Introduced from South Africa in the 18th century as an ornamental. It is prolific; although a pleasure to the eye, it has become very invasive, competing with local vegetation.

Flowers

A striking plant with sulphur yellow flowers.

Leaves

Trifoliate with three leaflets. Three leaflets, in a long-stalked basal rosette, resembling clover.

Fruits Seeds

Capsule.

Edible

Leaves: sour, pungent flavour, referred to locally as ‘vinaigrette’.

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