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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Punica granatum

Grenadier commun
Pomegranate

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Additional information

Plant family

Area

Provence Verte

Flower colour

red

Flower size

40-50 mm

Flowering months

May,

June

Leaf type

Elliptic

Height

6 m

Description

The Romans discovered the fruit during their wars with Carthage (Punic Wars 3rd – 2nd century BC) and introduced the fruit into Europe.

Flowers

Very attractive orange-red flowers, with 5-7 wavy-edged petals and numerous stamens.

Leaves

Elliptic oval leaf. Narrowly oval, in bunches, with short-stalks, mid-green.

Fruits Seeds

Berry: round with tough outer skin, 50-80 mm.

Edible

Juice: special flavour, bitter and sweet. To make grenadine syrup the juice needs to be diluted with water. Pomegranate molasses is used in Middle Eastern cuisine.

Medical

Leaves: have antibacterial properties and can be applied externally to sores.
Rind: used in decoctions to treat dysentery and diarrhoea.
Bark of the root: effective in expelling tapeworms.

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