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 purpurea

Orchis pourpre
Lady Orchid

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Additional information

Plant family

Area

Provence Verte

Flower colour

purple

Flower size

lip 20 mm

Flowering months

April,

May,

June

Leaf type

Lanceolate,

Elliptic

Height

30-80 cm

Description

A sturdy orchid, growing in fields and in high, rocky areas.

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

Flowers

The flower stalk is cylindrical, with up to 50 flowers. The sepals and petals form a deep purple hood. The pale pink or white lip, spotted with purple, has 2 narrow ‘arms’ and 2 ‘legs’ with a tiny protuberance between. Fragrant.

Leaves

Elliptic oval leaf, Lanceolate leaf is lance-shaped: long and widest in the middle. Rosette, oval to long, pointed, mid green, shiny and fleshy. Before flowering the leaves are reddish at the tip.

Fruits Seeds

Capsule: numerous small seeds.

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