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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Pilosella officinarum

Piloselle
Mouse-ear Hawkweed

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Additional information

Plant family

Area

Provence Verte

Flower colour

yellow

Flower size

30 mm

Flowering months

May,

June,

July,

August

Leaf type

Elliptic

Height

5-25 cm

Description

A hairy, mat-forming plant which spreads by layering.

It contains a compound called ‘umbelliferone’, often used in sunscreen lotions.

Flowers

Flowers are light yellow in colour, with toothed petals.

Leaves

Elliptic oval leaf. Long, with long hairs and a prominent central vein.

Fruits Seeds

Achene: a cluster of 1-3 seeded fruit, 3 mm, with hairs.

Medical

Whole plant: once used to treat jaundice. A bitter, antibiotic herb that is a diuretic and expectorant, promotes healing, relaxes spasms and reduces inflammation.

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