Wild Flowers Provence

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

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Orchis anthropophora

Homme-pendu
Man Orchid

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Additional information

Plant family

Area

Provence Verte

Flower colour

green

Flower size

12-15 mm

Flowering months

April,

May

Leaf type

Lanceolate,

Elliptic

Height

20-40 cm

Description

Previously under the name Aceras anthropophorum. It grows in calcareous soil, grassy habitats, woodland margins and garrigue.

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

Flowers

Each small flower of this orchid resembles a human figure, the sepals and petals in the form of a helmet, the ‘head’, with ‘arms’ and ‘legs’ formed by the lobes of the lip. The flowers are greenish-yellow with purple stripes.

Leaves

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

Fruits Seeds

Capsule: numerous seeds.

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