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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Symphytum tuberosum

Consoude tubéreuse
Tuberous Comfrey

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Plant family

Area

Provence Verte

Flower colour

yellow

Flower size

14-19 mm

Flowering months

April,

May,

June

Leaf type

Lanceolate,

Elliptic

Height

20-30 cm

Description

The root is a tuber, having enlarged underground structures for storage of nutrients.

Damp habitats in dappled shade.

Flowers

Bell-shaped, pale yellow flowers with protruding anthersupper fertile part of the stamen containing the pollen.

Leaves

Elliptic oval leaf, Lanceolate leaf is lance-shaped: long and widest in the middle. Oval to long, pointed, hairy, rough; lower leaves stalked.

Fruits Seeds

Nut: 4 small nutlets at the base of the calyx.

Medical

Roots: boiling the roots results in a sticky paste. Compresses were soaked in the paste, then wrapped around fractures; when dried it became hard like a cast.

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