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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Vinca major

La grande pervenche
Greater Periwinkle

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Plant family

Area

Provence Verte

Flower colour

purple,

blue

Flower size

30-50 mm

Flowering months

February,

March,

April,

May

Leaf type

Lanceolate,

Ovate

Height

30 cm

Description

An evergreen that can spread up to 5 m.

Flowers

Flowers bluish-violet, solitary.

Leaves

Ovate leaf is egg-shaped, wider at base, Lanceolate leaf is lance-shaped: long and widest in the middle. Egg-shaped to long, pointed, opposite on the stem; shiny, dull green, with hairy margins, 4 cm.

Fruits Seeds

Capsule: forked, 4-5 cm.

Medical

Flowering plant: generally used to stop bleeding, internally as well as externally, reduces blood pressure and dilates coronary and peripheral blood vessels.

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