Wild Flowers Provence

Identify wild flowers, trees, shrubs, orchids and other plants in Provence, France.

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Vincetoxicum hirundinaria

Dompte-venin
Swallow Wort

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Additional information

Plant family

Area

Les Maures

Flower colour

white,

green

Flower size

5-10 mm

Flowering months

May,

June,

July,

August,

September

Leaf type

Lanceolate,

Cordate

Height

30-70 cm

Description

Stems erect, smooth and unbranched. The name comes from the Latin ‘vincere’ meaning to conquer and ‘toxicum’ meaning poison.

Flowers

The greenish-yellow or white flower, borne in a stalked cluster (6-8) has 5 petals, fused at the base.

Leaves

Cordate heart-shaped, Lanceolate leaf is lance-shaped: long and widest in the middle. Heart-shaped to long, wider in the middle, pointed, smooth.

Fruits Seeds

Pod: two together, containing numerous seeds, each with tufted, white hairs.

Medical

Rootstock: was used as an antidote to snake bites. Juice used to treat boils and pimples.

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