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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Picris echioides

Picride fausse vipérine
Bristly Oxtongue

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Plant family

Area

Provence Verte

Flower colour

yellow

Flower size

20-25 mm

Flowering months

April,

May,

June,

July

Leaf type

Lanceolate

Height

60 cm

Description

Oxtongues are very rough and hairy. The bracts of Picris echioides have bristly margins, the outer bracts are heart-shaped.

Flowers

The yellow flowers have ray florets, often striped with red on the outer florets.

Leaves

Lanceolate leaf is lance-shaped: long and widest in the middle. Long, pointed, with wavy margins, pimply. Upper leaves clasp the stems.

Fruits Seeds

Achene: a cluster of 1-seeded fruit with white hairy bristles.

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