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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Prunus spinosa

Prunellier
Sloe

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Additional information

Plant family

Area

Provence Verte

Flower colour

white

Flower size

10-15 mm

Flowering months

March,

April,

May

Leaf type

Elliptic

Height

4 m

Description

Dense, deciduous, twiggy, suckering shrub that forms thickets. ‘Spinosa’ refers to its spiny shoots.

Flowers

The creamy-white flowers appear before the leaves.

Leaves

Elliptic oval leaf. Oval, finely serrated with short-stalks.

Fruits Seeds

Drupe: Sloe berry. Outer, blue-black fleshy part surrounds a shell with a seed inside, 10-15 mm.

Edible

Sloe berries: mostly used to make sloe gin.

Medical

Flowers: a soft and safe laxative, especially for children with stomach complaints and constipation.

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