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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Orchis lactea

L’Orchis lacté
Milky Orchis

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Additional information

Plant family

Area

Les Maures

Flower colour

white

Flower size

lip 10 mm

Flowering months

February,

March,

April

Leaf type

Lanceolate,

Elliptic

Height

10-20 cm

Description

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

Flowers

Rarely more than 20 cm in height, flowers whitish or greenish-pink. The sepals are hooded with diverging pointed tips, often striped with green. The whitish lip, heavily spotted in the centre, has 3 lobes, the central lobe divided into 2 blunt lobes. Often the lobes are of a deeper lilac to red and also spotted. Spur curves downwards.

Leaves

Elliptic oval leaf, Lanceolate leaf is lance-shaped: long and widest in the middle. A basal rosette of 3-4 leaves, oval to long, pointed.

Fruits Seeds

Capsule: numerous tiny seeds.

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