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Lesser Butterfly Orchid

Platanthera-bifolia

  Orchis-à-deux-feuilles

Presence in France. See link below.

Height. 15cm -55cm. Those in the open tend to be short, shady habitats produce taller plants.

Leaves. Basal leaves are oblong, 2 - 5 upper leaves linear-lanceolate.

Flowers. Whitish tinged with green, especially the lip. Linear pendent, anther cells close together and parallel.

Flowering period. May - August

Soil type. Usually calcareous soils. Full sun or partial shade.

Protection. None

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French link for this species including map HERE

 

 

 

   

 

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