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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Reseda phyteuma

Réséda raiponce
Corn Mignonette

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Plant family

Area

Provence Verte

Flower colour

white

Flower size

6-10 mm

Flowering months

March,

April,

May,

June

Leaf type

Elliptic,

Spatulate

Height

10-40 cm

Description

The young stamens, long and pale-brown, resemble a beard; on maturing they stand upright ready for insects to carry away the pollen.

Flowers

Flowers are fragrant, small with 6 white petals, each petal finely divided into narrow lobed plumes. The green sepals are covered in fine white hair and form a star at the back of the flower.

Leaves

Elliptic oval leaf, Spatulate broad end of the leaf tapers to the point of connection with the plant stem. Oval with a broad base, undulated margins, sometimes 1-2 lobes at the base.

Fruits Seeds

Capsule: oblong, tip of fruit with 3 points, topped with large sepals.

Edible

Leaves: cooked or raw.

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