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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Tragopogon porrifolius

Le sasifis à feuilles de poireaux
Salsify

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Additional information

Plant family

Area

Provence Verte

Flower colour

purple

Flower size

25-50 mm

Flowering months

March,

April,

May,

June

Leaf type

Linear

Height

40-120 cm

Description

A striking plant, stems erect.

Meadow salsify grows near water or in damp meadows.

The root is 25 cm long, dark grey on the outside and contains latex.

Flowers

Flowers are a reddish-purple, surrounded by 8 bracts, twice the size of the petals. The flowers close at noon.

Leaves

Linear narrow blade leaf, like grass. Broadly linear, wider at the base.

Fruits Seeds

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

Edible

Root: raw or cooked.

Medical

Root: beneficial to liver and gall bladder.

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