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 lutea

Ophrys jaune
Yellow Ophrys

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Plant family

Area

Littoral

Flower colour

yellow

Flower size

lip 12-18 mm

Flowering months

March,

April,

May

Leaf type

Lanceolate,

Elliptic

Height

10-30 cm

Description

Garigue, open woodland, calcareous soils. A tuberous perennial with enlarged underground structures for storage of nutrients.

Flowers

A conspicuous orchid with its broad yellow border. The 3 green sepals are oblong to oval, 10-14 mm, the central one curving forwards. The greenish-yellow petals are half the length of the sepals and are triangular in shape. The lip is brown with a shiny bluish-grey speculum.

Leaves

Elliptic oval leaf, Lanceolate leaf is lance-shaped: long and widest in the middle. 3-5 basal leaves, oval to long, wider in the middle, pointed; 2-3 smaller stem leaves, narrower than the basal leaves.

Fruits Seeds

Capsule: numerous seeds.

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