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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Smyrnium olusatrum

Maceron
Alexanders

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Plant family

Area

Littoral

Flower colour

yellow

Flower size

umbel 4-8 cm

Flowering months

February,

March,

April,

May

Leaf type

Trifoliate

Height

50-150 cm

Description

Alexanders have been cultivated from the 1st century onwards. It has a solid, furrowed stem, hollow with age.

Damp places, often near the sea.

Flowers

The flowers are yellow-green in dense, rounded umbels of 7-15 rays.

Leaves

Trifoliate with three leaflets. Three oval-to-diamond shaped, serrated leaflets, shiny.

Fruits Seeds

Berry: black, stalked, in a round, open cluster.

Edible

Leaves, stem, shoots and upper root: best eaten blanched, having a flavour between celery and parsley.
Flower buds: in salads.

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