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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Tilia spp.

Tilleul
Lime Tree

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Additional information

Plant family

Area

Provence Verte

Flower colour

yellow

Flower size

inflorescence 7-11 cm

Flowering months

June

Leaf type

Cordate

Height

30 m

Description

The Lime tree, like the Oak, was holy to the old Germanic tribes and laden with history and legends. A sturdy tree with a long longevity. There are many varieties of Lime Trees. The wood is very light and pliable and has been used for carving.

Flowers

Groups of 5 or more, drooping panicles with up to 12 flowers, aromatic, yellowish. Flowers have both male and female parts.

Leaves

Cordate heart-shaped. Heart-shaped, serrated, with stalks.

Fruits Seeds

Drupe: outer fleshy part surrounds a pit with a seed inside.

Edible

Leaves when young.

Medical

Flowers: to treat flu.

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