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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Rumex acetosa

Oseille
Sorrel

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Additional information

Plant family

Area

Provence Verte

Flower colour

red

Flower size

2 mm

Flowering months

March,

April,

May,

June

Leaf type

Hastate

Height

50-180 cm

Description

Dioecious – plants are either male or female. The juice can remove rust, mould and ink stains from linen.

Flowers

The female flowers are small, reddish-brown on slender loose spikes (40 cm); the male flowers are yellowish-green.

Leaves

Hastate spear-shaped leaf with horizontal lobes at base. Spear-shaped with lobes at the base, lower leaves with stalks, upper without, 14 cm.

Fruits Seeds

Achene: a string of small dry 1-seeded fruit. The seed is 3-edged, glossy and brown, surrounded by valves, 1.8-2.5 mm across.

Edible

Fresh young leaves: have an acidic taste used for culinary purposes, not recommended for those who suffer from rheumatism, arthritis, gout and kidney stones.

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