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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Phillyrea angustifolia

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Phillyrea

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Plant family

Area

Provence Verte

Flower colour

white

Flower size

2-3 mm

Flowering months

March,

April,

May

Leaf type

Lanceolate

Height

2.5 m

Description

Angustifolia means ‘narrow-leaved’. An evergreen shrub with grey bark.

Grows in lightly wooded areas.

It is a useful substitute for Buxus for hedging.

Flowers

The greenish-white flowers grow in short bunches in the leaf axil.

Leaves

Lanceolate leaf is lance-shaped: long and widest in the middle. Long, pointed, narrow, entire or serrated, opposite on the stem with very short stalks, 8 cm.

Fruits Seeds

Drupe: outer fleshy parts surround a shell with a seed inside, blue-black, 6-8 mm.

Medical

Leaves: used locally in the form of a poultice to treat headaches, as a diuretic and to reduce fever.

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