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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Poterium verrucosum

Pimprenelle à fruits verruqueux
Mediterranean Salad Burnet

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Plant family

Area

Provence Verte

Flower colour

red

Flower size

2 mm

Flowering months

March,

April,

May

Leaf type

Pinnate

Height

60 cm

Description

Previously known as Sanguisorba verrucosum. The Latin word ‘verrucosum’ refers to the warty look of the seed head.

Calcareous soil.

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Flowers

The flowers have egg-shaped or round heads, female and male parts on the same flowerhead. This is divided into many compartments, female flowers in the upper part with noticeable reddish styles, male flowers below with numerous stamens and cream-coloured anthersupper fertile part of the stamen containing the pollen. There are no petals, sepals are bright green.

Leaves

Pinnate row of leaflets on either side of the stem. Basal rosette, pinnate with round-elliptical, evenly serrated leaflets on either side of the stem, 3-12 pairs.

Fruits Seeds

Achene: a cluster of 1-seeded fruit, protected by receptacle.

Edible

Leaves have a flavour of cucumber.

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