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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Anacamptis fragrans

Orchis à odeur de vanille

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Plant family

Area

Les Maures

Flower colour

pink

Flower size

10-12 mm

Flowering months

May,

June

Leaf type

Lanceolate,

Elliptic

Height

20-40 cm

Description

This small, subtly-coloured orchid, can easily be missed as it merges into the dry, stony, parched ground of its usual habitat. The very varied colour forms are surprising and delightful.

Flowers

The sepals and petals are pinkish/white and together form a helmet. The helmet is longer than the lip. The lip has deep pink spots with 3 lobes, the central lobe longer than the other two. The spur bends upwards, oval to oblong.

Leaves

Elliptic oval leaf, Lanceolate leaf is lance-shaped: long and widest in the middle. Oval, long, wider in the middle, pointed.

Fruits Seeds

Capsule: containing several tiny seeds.

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