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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Platanthera chlorantha

Orchis vert
Greater Butterfly Orchid

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Additional information

Plant family

Area

Provence Verte

Flower colour

white

Flower size

lip 7-10 mm

Flowering months

May,

June,

July

Leaf type

Elliptic

Height

to 50 cm

Description

Similar to Platanthera bifolia but larger. Also pollinated by moths.

A tuberous perennial with enlarged underground structures for storing nutrients.

Open woodland.

Flowers

Flowers white tinged with green, hardly scented. The spur is very long (18-30 mm), distinctly swollen towards the tip.

Leaves

Elliptic oval leaf. Two basal leaves, broadly oval, narrow stem leaves.

Fruits Seeds

Capsule: with numerous seeds.

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