Lizard Orchid

Himantoglossum hircinum

  Orchis bouc

Presence in France. See link below.

Height. 20cm - 100cm

Leaves. Lower leaves eliptic, appear in winter.

Flowers. Pale grey/green, finely marked with purple spots and streaks, sepals and petals forming a hood, the lip very long twisting and spiralling.

Flowering period. May - June

Soil type. Exclusively calcareous

Protection. Liste des espèces végétales protégées en région Rhône-Alpes : Article 4  

Lizard Orchid Himantoglossum hircinum
Lizard Orchid leaves

French link for this species including map HERE