Southern Marsh Orchid
Orchis négligé or Orchis oublié
Presence in France. See link below -but only in the north half of the country
Height. 30cm to 50cm
Leaves. lanceolate, well erect along the stem and generally not spotted .
Flowers. Pale pink to purplish red are arranged on a fairly dense spike
Flowering period. June to August.
Soil type. Marshes, damp meadows, wet grassland, dune slacks but equally in drier habitats.
Protection. None known
Link for this species including map for France HERE