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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Rubia peregrina

La garance voyageuse
Wild Madder

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Plant family

Area

Provence Verte

Flower colour

yellow

Flower size

4-5 mm

Flowering months

May,

June,

July

Leaf type

Whorled

Height

to 2.5 m

Description

The plant feels rough when touched as it is covered in down-turned bristles which stick to anything that passes by, this being a way of dispersing the seeds.

Since ancient times, Rubia tinctoria (Dyer’s Madder), a close relative, has been used as a red dye for leather and cloth.

Flowers

Small flowers, 5-petalled, pale yellowish-green arranged at the top of long stalks.

Leaves

Whorled cluster of leaves encircle the stem. Clusters of 4-7 leaves encircling the stem at the same height, oval-elliptical.

Fruits Seeds

Berry: first green, then black when ripe.

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