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Orchis provincialis

Orchis de Provence
Provence Orchid

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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 having 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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