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.
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Pinus halepensis

Le pin d’Alep
Aleppo Pine


Additional information

Plant family


Provence Verte

Flower colour


Flower size

♀1 cm

Flowering months


Leaf type



15-25 m


A conifer native to the Mediterranean. The trunk has orange-red bark with deep fissures. The branches are not evenly balanced giving the tree an irregular appearance. The cones are much smaller then the cones of the other Mediterranean pines and take 24 months to mature.

The wood is used for timber, it is hard, dense and pliable.


No true flowers, instead it produces male and female cones.


Needle leaf is narrow, pointed, like a needle, e.g. Pinus. In pairs, 6-13 cm long, 1 mm wide.

Fruits Seeds

Cone: narrow, 6-10 cm long, 2-3 cm wide.


Resin: the Greek wine ‘retsina’ is flavoured with the resin of the Aleppo Pine.

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