Wild Flowers Provence

Identify wild flowers, trees, shrubs, orchids and other plants in Provence, France.

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Ophrys marmorata

Ophrys à deux lunules
Two-mooned orchid


Additional information

Plant family


Provence Verte

Flower colour


Flower size

lip 9-12 mm

Flowering months



Leaf type




20-40 cm


Previously under the name Ophrys bilunata. This species is a member of the Ophrys fusca group. Other members of this group, growing in our area are Ophrys foresteiri and Ophrys delforgei.

Ophrys marmorata is quite common and will grow in full sun or heavy shade, on all types of terrain, from dry scrub to lush grassland and pinewood.

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


The yellow border of the lip and the sinus (gap) between the two lobes distinguishes this flower from other Ophrys fusca .


Elliptic oval leaf, Lanceolate leaf is lance-shaped: long and widest in the middle. Basal rosette: oval to long, wider in the middle, pointed, mid green.

Fruits Seeds

Capsule: numerous seeds.

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