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: guide.

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Ophrys provincialis

Ophrys de Provence


Additional information

Plant family


Provence Verte

Flower colour


Flower size

lip 25-30 mm

Flowering months



Leaf type




20-40 cm


This bee orchid is thought to be particular to Provence. It is more or less triangular in shape. Protected.

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


The sepals and petals are green, sometimes flushed with orange and the speculum has a varying H or shield shape, outlined in white. The entrance to the flower is red with a white stripe above the red. The end of the lip has a small appendage slanting backwards. White eye-like knobs can be seen on the column.


Elliptic oval leaf, Lanceolate leaf is lance-shaped: long and widest in the middle. Basal leaves are oval to long, wider in the middle, pointed; stem leaves narrow.

Fruits Seeds

Capsule: numerous seeds.

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