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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Scandix pecten-veneris

Peigne de Vénus
Shepard’s Needle

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Additional information

Plant family

Area

Provence Verte

Flower colour

white

Flower size

2-3 mm

Flowering months

January,

February,

March,

April

Leaf type

Bipinnate

Height

10-20 cm

Description

The seed-heads make this plant noticeable. The seeds are in groups of 5-6.

Flowers

The tiny flowers are in umbels of 1-3 rays. Each flower has 5 petals: 2 small, 2 medium and 1 large.

Leaves

Bipinnate leaflets on either side of the stem, each leaflet is further subdivided. Linear, serrated leaflets on either side of the stem; each leaflet is further subdivided.

Fruits Seeds

Schizocarp: a dry fruit with a long beak, upright, 2-8 cm, ending in 2 tiny V-shapes and splitting into single seeded parts when ripe.

Edible

Leaves: flavour is a cross between carrot and parsley.

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