Frog-orchid France






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Frog-orchid.   Coeloglossum-viride.   Orchis-grenouille.

Presence in France.

BLUE.  Common   GREEN Localised   ORANGE Rare    WHITE Absent or disappeared.


Height. 10cm -30cm

Leaves. 2 - 5 oval to lanceolte, usually pointed and decreasing in size up the stem, greenish brown.

Flowers. Small yellowish green often tinged with reddish or purplish brown. Lateral sepals spreading, upper sepal and petals forming a hood. Oblong lip notched in the middle. Faintly scented.

Flowering period. May -August

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

Protection. Regional. Haute-Normandie, Bourgogne, Limousin, Pays de la Loire, Bretagne, Lorraine, Picardie, Basse-Normandie, Centre, Île-de-France