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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Himantoglossum hircinum

Orchis bouc
Lizard Orchid

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Additional information

Plant family

Area

Sainte Baume

Flower colour

purple

Flower size

lip 30-50 mm

Flowering months

June,

July

Leaf type

Elliptic

Height

50-90 cm

Description

One of the tallest Orchids. The name in France ‘Orchis bouc’ refers to the goat-like smell of the orchid to attract insects.

Flowers

The sepals and petals form a small hood above the lip. It has a very small spur and just above the spur is a long bract. The lip is speckled with purple or pink, twisted, long and ribbon-like.

Leaves

Elliptic oval leaf. Oval to oblong, withered by flowering time.

Fruits Seeds

Capsule: in 3 parts.

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