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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Sinapis arvensis

Moutarde des champs
Charlock

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Plant family

Area

Provence Verte

Flower colour

yellow

Flower size

15-20 mm

Flowering months

February,

March,

April,

May,

June,

July,

August,

September

Leaf type

Pinnatisect

Height

20-50 cm

Description

A rough, hairy plant, stalks are often flushed with red.

Fields, roadsides.

Flowers

Flowers, 4-petalled, bright yellow or lemon yellow, in long racemes with spreading sepals.

Leaves

Pinnatisect leaf is deeply lobed, almost to the central midrib. Deeply lobed, irregularly, almost to central midrib, with a large terminal lobe; stalked, dark green.

Fruits Seeds

Schizocarp: a dry pod, long, narrow and vertical, beaked, splitting into single seeded parts when ripe, 25-45 mm.

Edible

Leaves: young leaves have a pungent, mustard-like flavour.
Grains: pungent.

Medical

Seeds: similar properties to Sinapsis alba (White Mustard). It works as an antiseptic for the intestines and stimulates the pancreatic secretions.

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