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Neotinea tridentata

Orchis tridenté
Common Three-toothed Orchid

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Plant family

Area

Littoral

Flower colour

pink

Flower size

3-4 mm

Flowering months

April,

May

Leaf type

Lanceolate,

Elliptic

Height

25 cm

Description

It is called a ‘Three-Toothed Orchid’ because of the canine-like points of the hood. Slightly scented.

Grassy places, woodland, scrub, maquis.

A tuberous perennial, using large underground structures as storage organs for nutrients.

Flowers

The sepals and petals form a hood, the lip is a paler colour, covered in darker dots, deeply lobed with teeth.

Leaves

Elliptic oval leaf, Lanceolate leaf is lance-shaped: long and widest in the middle. Basal leaves: erect, 3-4, oval to long, wider in the middle, pointed. Stem leaves: 3, smaller, clasping the stem.

Fruits Seeds

Capsule: with numerous seeds.

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