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Spider Orchid

Ophrys aranifera

  Ophrys araignée

Presence in France. See link below.

Height. 30cm - 40cm

Leaves. Smallish leaves appear in autumn.

Flowers. Single stem with 2 - 5 flowers, yellow-green sepals and a velvety brown labellum with a distinctive H marking so that the flowers much resemble an arthropod and especially a spider.

Flowering period. April - May

Soil type. Generally calcareous soils with short or sparse ground cover.

Protection. Liste des espèces végétales protégées en région Alsace : Article 1

French link for this species including map HERE



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