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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Satureja montana

Sarriette commune
Winter Savory

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Additional information

Plant family

Area

Provence Verte

Flower colour

white

Flower size

6-12 mm

Flowering months

July,

August,

September

Leaf type

Linear,

Lanceolate

Height

10-40 cm

Description

An aromatic sub-shrub, resembling a small rosemary, woody at the base.

Dry, sunny, grassy banks and roadsides.

Flowers

Flower colour ranges from pink-purple to white. It has 2 lips, lower lip with 3 lobes.

Leaves

Linear narrow blade leaf, like grass, Lanceolate leaf is lance-shaped: long and widest in the middle. Narrow, pointed, opposite, margins dotted with glands.

Fruits Seeds

Nut: 4 small nuts enclosed within the calyx.

Edible

Leaves: a slightly peppery tasting culinary herb.

Medical

Leaves: aid the digestion and stimulate appetite; added to bean dishes to reduce flatulence.

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