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Ophrys ligustica

Ophrys de Ligurie

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Plant family

Area

Provence Verte

Flower colour

green

Flowering months

May,

June

Leaf type

Lanceolate

Description

A bee orchid named after ‘Liguria’, a region in Italy. A late flowering bee orchid.

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

Flowers

Narrow green sepals, yellow petals and a large brownish-black lip, densely hairy, with a small pointed tip.

Leaves

Lanceolate leaf is lance-shaped: long and widest in the middle. 6 basal leaves, long, wider in the middle, pointed; stem leaves narrow.

Fruits Seeds

Capsule: numerous seeds.

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