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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Silene italica

Silène d’Italie
Italian Catchfly

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Plant family

Area

Provence Verte

Flower colour

white

Flower size

14-20 mm

Flowering months

April,

May,

June,

July

Leaf type

Lanceolate

Height

to 60 cm

Description

Lax panicles of white flowers. A plant covered in short, sticky hairs.

Flowers

The 5 bi-lobed white petals are curled inwards during the day, opening up in the evening. Sepals are purplish.

Leaves

Lanceolate leaf is lance-shaped: long and widest in the middle. Long, pointed, opposite on the stalk, hairy, margins undulated.

Fruits Seeds

Capsule: with 6 teeth.

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