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 scolopax

Ophrys bécasse
Woodcock Orchid

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Plant family

Area

Provence Verte

Flower colour

pink

Flower size

lip 10-13 mm

Flowering months

April,

May

Leaf type

Lanceolate

Height

15-40 cm

Description

Ophrys pseudoscolopax is a smaller orchid, with a longer lip pointing upwards. Normally in flower before the end of April.

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

Flowers

The flower spike carries up to 12 flowers. The sepals are whitish-green or shades of pink with a green central midrib; petals are pink. The lip is deep brown with brownish-violet markings in a pale border with 2 small, velvety, lateral lobes. The yellow tip is largish and turned upwards.

Leaves

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

Fruits Seeds

Capsule: numerous seeds.

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