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: guide.
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Viola hirta

Violette hérissée
Hairy violet

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Additional information

Plant family

Area

Provence Verte

Flower colour

purple,

blue

Flower size

10-15 mm

Flowering months

March,

April,

May

Leaf type

Deltate,

Cordate

Height

5-30 cm

Description

Blunt sepals and a paler blue violet colour differentiate this violet from others. Grows in open scrub.

Flowers

Flowers are not fragrant, 5 petals, 2 up and 3 down. The middle petal of the lower flower is wider with a rear, small upturned spur. The 2 lateral petals are bearded.

Leaves

Cordate heart-shaped, Deltate triangular leaf with stem on one side. Triangular to heart-shaped, narrow and hairy.

Fruits Seeds

Capsule: with 3 valves.

Edible

Leaves and flowers.

Medical

Leaves and flowers: for respiratory problems to soothe and calm coughs.

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