Wild Flowers Provence

Identify wild flowers, trees, shrubs, orchids and other plants in Provence, France.

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Sternbergia lutea

Vendangeuse
Winter Daffodil

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Plant family

Area

Provence Verte

Flower colour

yellow

Flower size

40-50 mm

Flowering months

September,

October

Leaf type

Linear

Height

to 20 cm

Description

Not native but naturalised in the area. It flowers at the same time as the grapes are harvested, hence the French name ‘Vendangeuse’.

The leaves appear before the flowers and stay present throughout the flowering period.

Flowers

The bright yellow, large, crocus-like flowers have 6 stamens and 6 tepals.

Leaves

Linear narrow blade leaf, like grass. Long, erect, slightly channelled, 7-15 mm wide.

Fruits Seeds

Capsule: in 3 parts.

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