The poppy (Papaver rhoeas) also called corn-poppy or red poppy, is a dicotyledonous plant belonging to the dicotyledonous/poppy family. In Europe over the month of April, they are very abundant in fields, along the roadsides and waste grounds. The petals of the flower are used.
Widespread, this wild rosebush is covered with delicate five petalled rose briar at the beginning of the summer, to be followed in October with red ovoid fruit named: rosehips (otherwise known as ‘itching powder’, because of the irritating hair they contain) – the harvest takes place after the first frost. Extremely rich in vitamins, the rosehips are used to make excellent syrups and jellies. The fruit is opened in two, and with a spoon, the hair and seeds are removed. Preparations are used notably to fight against the flu and diarrhoea.
Comfortably situated beside a mountain and dominating the Golo Valley, also south of St Florent (if you’re in that area) – this charming village can be characterised by traditional stone houses and rooftops, and of course beautiful surroundings. For those interested in architecture, there’s a parish church worth visiting: Sainte Marie Madeleine, which possesses a very attractive door and bell tower – and paintings that could interest you too. We’re very near chestnut country so, lots of walks to discover. Lentu belongs to the district of Alto-di-Casaconi...Read More