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 crispus

Oseille Crépue
Curly Dock

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Additional information

Plant family

Area

Provence Verte

Flower colour

green

Flower size

3.5-6 mm

Flowering months

May,

June,

July,

August

Leaf type

Lanceolate

Height

50-100 cm

Description

Very similar to Rumex obtusifolius except that the calyx of Rumex crispus has smooth margins.

Flowers

Each flower stalk has numerous whorls of 10-25 slender stalked male, female, or both male and female flowers, tinged yellow to pink, 3-sided, with two series of petals, outer ones smaller than the inner.

Leaves

Lanceolate leaf is lance-shaped: long and widest in the middle. Long, pointed, with serrated or undulated margins, wrinkled.

Fruits Seeds

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

Edible

The new leaves have an acidic taste and are used for culinary purposes, not recommended for those who suffer from rheumatism, arthritis, gout and kidney stones.

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