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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Quercus suber

Chène-liège
Cork Oak

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Additional information

Plant family

Area

Les Maures

Flower colour

green

Flower size

tiny

Flowering months

April,

May

Leaf type

Elliptic,

Ovate

Height

to 20 m

Description

The Cork Oak is a slow growing evergreen tree which can live up to 250 years.

The bark of the Cork Oak has been harvested for a very long time. Before the first harvest the tree has to be 25 years old; after the harvest it will re-grow a new layer, which in turn can be harvested after 9-12 years. This process can then be repeated.

Flowers

Male flowers, catkins, are long, greenish yellow.
Female flowers, short-stalked, tiny, grouped together, 1 or 2, seldom 3.

Leaves

Ovate leaf is egg-shaped, wider at base, Elliptic oval leaf. Egg-shaped to oval, entire or serrated, smooth above, hairy beneath, 3-7 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.

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