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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Typha latifolia

Massette à larges feuilles
Bulrush

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Additional information

Plant family

Area

Provence Verte

Flower colour

green

Flower size

1 mm

Flowering months

June,

July

Leaf type

Linear

Height

to 3 m

Description

A plant that grows in or near water, but no deeper than 80 cm.

Closely related to Typha angustifolia, which has narrower leaves (0.5-1 cm). The leaves were used to make mats.

Flowers

The female flower, a sort of plume, is below the male flower and stays on till autumn. The male flower withers away quickly leaving the cigar-like looking appendage.

Leaves

Linear narrow blade leaf, like grass. Long, flat, erect, rolled slightly inwards, grey-green, to 2 cm wide and 20 cm long.

Fruits Seeds

Follicle: a dried up compartment of the ovary, opening on one side to release one seed.

Edible

Stems, leafbase and rhizomes: when bitter, discard.

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