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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Neotinea tridentata

Orchis tridenté
Common Three-toothed Orchid

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Additional information

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 with purple dots, deeply lobed and angular, 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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