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 provincialis

Orchis de Provence
Provence Orchid

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Additional information

Plant family

Area

Les Maures

Flower colour

yellow

Flower size

lip 8-12 mm

Flowering months

March,

April,

May

Leaf type

Lanceolate,

Elliptic

Height

15-35 cm

Description

One of the few yellow-flowering orchids.

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

Flowers

The light yellow flower spike is lax with 5 – 20 flowers. The lateral sepals are held vertically upwards. The lip is 3-lobed, with a raised central lobe with red or orange spots and a split middle lobe. The spur is long, curved upwards and wider towards the tip.

Leaves

Elliptic oval leaf, Lanceolate leaf is lance-shaped: long and widest in the middle. Basal leaves oval to long, pointed and spotted, 8 cm.

Fruits Seeds

Capsule: tiny seeds.

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