Dactylorhiza sambucina Fr: orchis à odeur de sureau
This orchid comes in two colors: one has pale yellow flowers with brownish-orange speckles and the other is purple with an orangish center and brown-orange speckles. Both colors grow in the same area, with the two often side-by-side.
Tall. Low - Short
Flower. The inflorescence consists of a compact raceme with 20-40 flowers.
Habitat. Heathlands, open grassy areas. Likes calcareous soil. We find fields of them every Spring on the Plateau de Calern.