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.
Generic selectors
Exact matches only
Search in title
Search in content
Post Type Selectors
Search in posts
product
page

Quercus ilex

Chêne Vert
Holm Oak

Category:

Additional information

Plant family

Area

Provence Verte

Flower colour

yellow

Flower size

tiny

Flowering months

April,

May

Leaf type

Elliptic,

Ovate

Height

20 m

Description

A very common, and sometimes impressive and ancient tree in the Var. The English name ‘Holm’ is an old name for ‘Holly’ as the leaves can resemble those of the Holly; the lower leaves often larger and spiny, the upper leaves narrower, not spiny and often turned over at the edges as a protection against the light and heat of the sun.

The wood is hard and tough, used since ancient times for pillars, tools, vessels, wagons and wine casks. It is used for firewood and to make charcoal.

Flowers

Male flowers, catkins, are long and yellow.
Female flowers, tiny, grouped together in 1-3’s.

Leaves

Ovate leaf is egg-shaped, wider at base, Elliptic oval leaf. Leathery, oblong to oval. They can be entire, spiny-toothed or serrated, 2-8 cm.

Fruits Seeds

Nut: Acorn, a hard shelled pod that contains the fruit and seed of the plant; it does not open to release seeds.

How to use this page

• Click or touch the large image to see and scroll the images against a dark background.

• Click the "Go back" button to return to your plant search or filtered selection.

• Click on the Category or Plant family above to list plants in the same category or family.

• Click "Wild Plants" (or the website title) at the top of the page to start again.