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Elder-flowered Orchid

Dactylorhiza sambucina     Fr: orchis à odeur de sureau

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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.

Flowers. Apr-July

Flower. The inflorescence consists of a compact raceme with 20-40 flowers.

Leaves. lanceolate

Habitat. Heathlands, open grassy areas. Likes calcareous soil. We find fields of them every Spring on the Plateau de Calern.

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