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Ophrys provincialis

Ophrys de Provence

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Plant family

Area

Provence Verte

Flower colour

green

Flower size

lip 25-30 mm

Flowering months

April,

May

Leaf type

Lanceolate,

Elliptic

Height

20-40 cm

Description

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

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

Flowers

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.

Leaves

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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