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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Ophrys bertolonii

Ophrys aurélien
Bertoloni’s Bee Orchid

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Additional information

Plant family

Area

Provence Verte

Flower colour

pink

Flower size

lip 10-15 mm

Flowering months

March,

April,

May

Leaf type

Lanceolate

Height

to 45 cm

Description

A tuberous perennial having enlarged underground structures for storage of nutrients.

Flowers

A bee orchid with a velvety, blackish-brown lip, flattened, with recurved sides and a greenish tip. The speculum is bluish-violet without a border. The sepals are mostly pink with a green vein. The petals are deeper pink, linear to lance-shaped, just over half the length of the sepals. 2-8 flowers to a stalk.

Leaves

Lanceolate leaf is lance-shaped: long and widest in the middle. Basal leaves long, wider in the middle, pointed; stem leaves smaller.

Fruits Seeds

Capsule.

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