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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Sonchus oleraceus

Laiteron maraîcher
Smooth Sow-thistle

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Additional information

Plant family

Area

Provence Verte

Flower colour

yellow

Flower size

20-25 mm

Flowering months

February,

March,

April,

May,

June,

July,

August,

September,

October

Leaf type

Hastate,

Pinnatisect

Height

to 2 m

Description

Sow thistles, when cut, discharge a milky substance (latex). A smooth plant with fleshy stalks and leaves.

It can grow to impressive heights (2m).

Flowers

Flowers are in clusters, mid-yellow with soft spiny bracts.

Leaves

Hastate spear-shaped leaf with horizontal lobes at base, Pinnatisect leaf is deeply lobed, almost to the central midrib. Spear-shaped, sometimes with deeply lobed margins almost to midrib, serrated with irregular soft points. Leaves clasp the stem with triangular, pointed leaf-bases. Stems reddish.

Fruits Seeds

Achene: a cluster of 1-seeded fruit with hairs.

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