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Cichorium intybus

Wild Chicory – Chicorée sauvage Wild Chicory, in summer, is a very common plant here in Provence and very easily recognisable with its bright blue flower-heads.   It is sometimes slightly hairy with branched stems, height 30-100 cm.  The basal … Continue reading

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Linum usitatissimum

Flax – Lin This week we were walking off the road between Le Val and Bras in search of interesting plants.  Cistus salvifolius, in certain stretches, was covering the sides of the road.  This is a white flowering Cistus with a … Continue reading

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Prunus spinosa

Sloe/Blackthorn – Prunellier/L’Epine Noir In the winter it is Sloe picking time!  Before picking, the berries have to have been exposed to a period of frost or alternatively you put them in the freezer to create a similar condition.  Just … Continue reading

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