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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Vicia villosa

Vesce velue
Fodder Vetch

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Plant family

Area

Provence Verte

Flower colour

purple

Flower size

10-20 mm

Flowering months

March,

April,

May,

June

Leaf type

Pinnate

Height

to 2 m

Description

Dry, limestone hill sides, garrigue.

Grown as a forage crop and as green manure.

Flowers

Flowers in a spike, colour variable, purple-violet-bluish, often with white wings. Individual flower has some resemblance to a bird.

Leaves

Pinnate row of leaflets on either side of the stem. 4-12 pairs of narrow leaflets on either side of the stem, with attached tendrils.

Fruits Seeds

Pod: smooth, brown, 2-4 cm.

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