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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Plantago major

Grand Plantain
Greater Plantain

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Plant family

Area

Provence Verte

Flower colour

brown

Flower size

3 mm

Flowering months

March,

April,

May,

June,

July,

August,

September,

October

Leaf type

Ovate

Height

30-38 cm

Description

Trampling of livestock leads to compacted soil that favours Plantago major.

Flowers

The flowers on cylindrical spikes are numerous, yellowish-green with lilac anthers, becoming yellow with age.

Leaves

Ovate leaf is egg-shaped, wider at base. Basal rosette, egg-shaped, broad, pointed on long stalks, undulated margins, 7 pronounced veins, 5-20 cm.

Fruits Seeds

Capsule: containing numerous small, oval seeds.

Medical

Leaves: traditionally to treat wounds, ulcers, bites or diarrhoea. It destroys a wide range of micro-organisms and stimulates the healing process. Seeds: for constipation.

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