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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Prunella vulgaris

Brunelle commune
Selfheal

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Additional information

Plant family

Area

Provence Verte

Flower colour

white,

purple

Flower size

13-15 mm

Flowering months

May,

June,

July

Leaf type

Lanceolate,

Ovate

Height

10-30 cm

Description

The tough, square stems emerge from a creeping base.

Flowers

The flowers, violet blue or white, are on oblong heads; leaves are directly below the flower-head.

Leaves

Ovate leaf is egg-shaped, wider at base, Lanceolate leaf is lance-shaped: long and widest in the middle. Egg-shaped to long, wider in the middle and pointed, opposite on the stem, serrated or not.

Fruits Seeds

Nut: dry, does not split open when ripe, many seeds.

Edible

Leaves.

Medical

Whole plant: used to heal wounds. Made into an infusion it was used to treat sore throats, thrush and gum infections; also to treat diarrhoea.

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