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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Rhus coriaria

Sumac de corroyeurs
Sumach

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Additional information

Plant family

Area

Sainte Baume

Flower colour

white

Flower size

6-7 mm

Flowering months

May,

June,

July

Leaf type

Pinnate

Height

to 3 m

Description

The young twigs and leafstalks are velvety.

The tree is rich in tannin and was used as a dye in the leather industry, the bark for its yellow-orange colour and the roots for the colour brown.

Flowers

Flowers are greenish-white. The flowers and the fruit sit on the branches in the shape of a pyramidal panicle.

Leaves

Pinnate row of leaflets on either side of the stem. 7-21 oval leaflets on either side of the stem, serrated, velvety.

Fruits Seeds

Drupe: outer fleshy parts surround a shell with a seed inside, 5 mm, brown to crimson, hairy.

Edible

Berries/Drupes: berries dried and ground are used as a spice (sumac) in Middle Eastern cooking. ‘Zaatar’, a well-known spice mix, includes sumac, thyme and grilled sesame seed.

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