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Tamus communis

Tamier
Black Bryony

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Plant family

Area

Provence Verte

Flower colour

green

Flower size

3-6 mm

Flowering months

March,

April,

May,

June,

July

Leaf type

Cordate

Height

4 m

Description

Tall, twining, perennial climber, dying down in autumn.

Male and female flowers on different plants.

Flowers

The flowers are greenish-yellow in spike-like flower heads. Each flower is stalked.

Leaves

Cordate heart-shaped. Long-stalked, heart-shaped, pointed, 3-9 veins.

Fruits Seeds

Berry: round, shiny red, poisonous.

Edible

Young shoots: resemble asparagus in taste, slightly bitter.

Medical

Roots: as a poultice to treat bruises.

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