Fly Orchid

Ophrys insectifera

  Ophrys mouche

Presence in France. See link below.

Height. 20cm - 70cm

Leaves. Narrow lanceolote, shiny plain green and emerge in autumn

Flowers. Deep violet brown with green sepels, narrow lip, 3 lobed resembling a fly. In a narrow spike.

Flowering period. April - July

Soil type. Usually on calcareous soils.

Protection. Liste des espèces végétales protégées en région Auvergne  and Nord-Pas-de-Calais : Article 1

Fly Orchid Ophrys insectifera

French link for this species including maps HERE