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 santonica

Ophrys de Saintonge

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Plant family

Area

Provence Verte

Flower colour

pink

Flower size

lip 7-10 mm

Flowering months

June,

July

Leaf type

Lanceolate,

Elliptic

Height

to 60 cm

Description

A late flowering bee orchid.

A tuberous perennial with large underground structures for storing nutrients.

Flowers

The flowers are small, clearly marked with light-pink to deep-pink sepals and petals. The dark, reddish-brown lip has 2 small lateral lobes and 1 large central lobe, almost always edged with yellow and with a pronounced upturned yellow tip.

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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