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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Pistacia terebinthus

Pistachia térébinthe
Turpentine Tree

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Plant family

Area

Provence Verte

Flower colour

red

Flower size

racemes to 15 cm

Flowering months

April,

May,

June

Leaf type

Pinnate

Height

2-5 m

Description

The Turpentine Tree is deciduous, unlike the Mastic tree. The leaves when crushed give off a strong turpentine smell.

It is possibly the earliest known source of turpentine.

Flowers

Flowers in panicles, brownish, appearing at the same time as the leaves in spring.

Leaves

Pinnate row of leaflets on either side of the stem. 3-9 leaflets on either side of the stem with an end leaflet, shiny.

Fruits Seeds

Drupe: outer fleshy parts surround a pit with a seed inside, egg-shaped, at first, red then brown.

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