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Orchids-in-France-Bee-orchid

Bee-orchid

Ophrys-apifera

Ophrys-abeille

Presence in France. See link below.

Height. 20cm - 70cm

Leaves. Oval / lanceolate, plain green. basal rosette. Appear in autumn

Flowers. 2 - 11 in a slender lax spike. Brownish purple to yellowish green with pink or purple sepals, lip three lobed with a yellowish pattern enclosing a reddish-brown shield shaped zone.

Flowering period. May - July

Soil type. Dry or temporarily wet, generally calcareous. Full sun.

Protection. Regional. Limousin, Franche-Comté.

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Link for this species including map for France HERE

 

 

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