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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Samolus valerandi

Mouron d’eau
Brookweed

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Additional information

Plant family

Area

Provence Verte

Flower colour

white

Flower size

2-4 mm

Flowering months

June,

July,

August

Leaf type

Elliptic,

Spatulate

Height

5-50 cm

Description

A neat, small plant that grows on calcareous soil in damp conditions, swamps, wetlands and ditches.

Flowers

The 5-petalled flowers with blue anthersupper fertile part of the stamen containing the pollen are cup-shaped, fused together to half-way.

Leaves

Elliptic oval leaf, Spatulate broad end of the leaf tapers to the point of connection with the plant stem. Rosette of oval to spoon-shaped leaves, with alternate stem leaves.

Fruits Seeds

Capsule: round, 3 mm, with 5 strongly reflexed valves to release the many seeds.

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