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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Smilex aspera

Salsepareille d’Europe
Rough Bindweed

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Additional information

Plant family

Area

Provence Verte

Flower colour

white

Flower size

3-5 mm

Flowering months

August,

September,

October,

November

Leaf type

Cordate

Height

10 m +

Description

An evergreen, tough scrambling vine with thorny stems. Separate male and female plants.

Woodlands, scrub, hedgerows.

Flowers

Flowers greenish-white, very fragrant borne in clusters, followed by green, then bright red berries.

Leaves

Cordate heart-shaped. Heart-shaped, pointed, spiny midrib and margins, leathery.

Fruits Seeds

Berry: red, up to 30 or more in a cluster, 2-5 mm.

Edible

Young shoots: similar to asparagus

Medical

Roots: were used to treat rheumatism and skin disorders.

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