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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Pulicaria dysenterica

Pulicaire dysentérique
Common Fleabane

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Plant family

Area

Provence Verte

Flower colour

yellow

Flower size

15-30 mm

Flowering months

August,

September,

October,

November

Leaf type

Sagittate

Height

20-60 cm

Description

A plant with a creeping root stock. It grows in semi-arid Mediterranean woodlands to damp habitats.

The common name ‘fleabane’ refers to its use as an incense to drive away insects.

Flowers

The flowers are very noticeable, golden-yellow, daisy-like, with 40-100 disk florets and 20-30 narrow ray florets.

Leaves

Sagittate arrow-head shaped leaf with downward lobes. Arrowhead with downward lobes, alternate, clasping the stem, hairy beneath.

Fruits Seeds

Achene: a cluster of 1-seeded fruit with hairs.

Medical

Whole plant: was used to treat dysentery.

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