Orchis provincialis

Provence orchid; Orchid de Provence; Französisches Knabenkraut; Orchide provenzale

Southern Europe from Spain to Turkey and the Crimea; France, Switzerland and Austria; north Africa.

A pale yellow-flowered orchid of open pine woodland, scrub and grassy hillsides. It ascends to 1300 metres.

Top three photographs: chestnut grove near Vicchio,Tuscany, Italy 2007.
© Tony Chinnery.

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Bottom two photographs: in pine wood, Profitis Ilias, Rhodes April 2008.
© Paul Hackney.

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