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Platanthera chlorantha

Orchis vert
Greater Butterfly Orchid

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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, having 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. 2 basal leaves, broadly oval, narrow stem leaves.

Fruits Seeds

Capsule: with numerous seeds.

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