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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Epipactus distans

Epipactis à feuilles distantes

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Plant family

Area

Haut Var

Flower colour

green

Flower size

20-25 mm

Flowering months

May,

June,

July

Leaf type

Elliptic

Height

15-60 cm

Description

Epipactus orchids need mycorrhizal fungi to propagate. The fungi enter the rhizomes giving rise to offshoots from which new Epipactus orchids emerge. Varieties of Epipactus orchids are distinguishable by their leaves.

Epipactus distans grows on calcareous soils at higher altitudes. Greenish in appearance sometimes flushed with pink.

Flowers

The lateral sepals are spread out, the petals and central sepal form a hood. The white lip is jointed, cupped with a round to triangular tip.

Leaves

Elliptic oval leaf. Oval, short, pointed, folded horizontally, some distance between leaves.

Fruits Seeds

Capsule: with numerous tiny seeds.

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