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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Verbascum thapsus

La molėne bouillon blanc
Mullein

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Additional information

Plant family

Area

Provence Verte

Flower colour

yellow

Flower size

25-30 mm

Flowering months

April,

May,

June,

July,

August

Leaf type

Lanceolate,

Elliptic

Height

2 m

Description

Not branched, one solid stalk. In the first year it forms a basal rosette. In the second year it produces the flower stalk, even more densely packed with flowers than other Verbascums.

The stem was once used as a taper, first dried, then dipped in tallow.

Flowers

Flowers yellow, largish, prominent stamens.

Leaves

Elliptic oval leaf, Lanceolate leaf is lance-shaped: long and widest in the middle. Basal leaves: oval to long, wider in the middle, woolly, blunt, sometimes serrated or undulated, grey-green.
Upper leaves: smaller and narrower.

Fruits Seeds

Capsule: round.

Medical

Leaves: act as an expectorant, calming, to treat a dry cough. The most used of all Verbascums.

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