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Orchis olbiensis

Orchis d’Hyères

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Plant family

Area

Littoral

Flower colour

pink

Flower size

12-18 mm

Flowering months

March,

April,

May

Leaf type

Lanceolate

Height

10-25 cm

Description

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

Flowers

5 to 12 flowers on a spike. Lateral sepals are spread outwards, central sepal and the 2 petals form a hood. The lip has 3 lobes, the central lobe lighter with purple spots. The spur is turned upwards, slightly swollen towards the tip.

Leaves

Lanceolate leaf is lance-shaped: long and widest in the middle. A basal rosette, long, pointed, often with brown or purple spots.

Fruits Seeds

Capsule: numerous seeds.

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