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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Paliurus spina-christi

Épine du Christ
Christ’s Thorn

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Plant family

Area

Provence Verte

Flower colour

yellow

Flower size

4-6 mm

Flowering months

April,

May,

June

Leaf type

Elliptic

Height

3 m

Description

A deciduous shrub. The shoots are in zigzag form with 2 spines, 1 curved, 1 straight, on the outside of each kink. The fruit is a disc with a wavy edge, conspicuous as it turns from green to yellow to brown from summer to winter.

One of the plants reputedly to have been placed on Christ’s head before the crucifixion.

Flowers

The flowers are small, yellow, borne in lateral clusters.

Leaves

Elliptic oval leaf. Oval, stalked, alternate on the stem with 3 veins.

Fruits Seeds

Nut: small nut, dry and woody, inside a circular winged fruit.

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