Wild Flowers Provence

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

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Dactylorhiza sambucina

L’Orchis sureau
Elder-flowered Orchid

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Additional information

Plant family

Area

Sainte Baume

Flower colour

yellow,

pink

Flower size

15-20 mm

Flowering months

April,

May,

June,

July

Leaf type

Lanceolate

Height

10-40 cm

Description

A tuberous perennial. The name ‘dactylos’ comes from Greek meaning ‘finger’ and ‘rhiza’ meaning root. The naming is very apt, the underground part of the stem has two webbed tubers each one divided into several lobes and tubercles, hence the ‘finger’ reference. The second Latin name ‘sambucina’ refers to the similarity of the scent of the flowers with those of the Sambucus nigra (Elder).

Grows above 500 m.

Flowers

Flowers in dense spikes 5-10 cm long.

Leaves

Lanceolate leaf is lance-shaped: long and widest in the middle. Blade, long, wider in the middle, pointed, 6-12 cm long.

Fruits Seeds

Capsule: seeds tiny, like dust.

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