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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Sambucus nigra

Sureau noir
Elderberry

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Plant family

Area

Provence Verte

Flower colour

white

Flower size

5 mm

Flowering months

June,

July

Leaf type

Pinnate

Height

10 m

Description

The leaves have an unpleasant smell.

Flowers

The flowers are fragrant, grouped in flat topped clusters.

Leaves

Pinnate row of leaflets on either side of the stem. Five dark green, serrated leaflets.

Fruits Seeds

Drupe: black, 3-5 mm.

Edible

Flowers: made into elderberry wine or cordial, also elderberry fritters.

Medical

Flowers: used during a cold or flu to lower fever, or as a gargle for sore throats.
Berries: made into a cough syrup.

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