Elder-flowered-orchid-France

Elder flowered Orchid
Dactylorhiza sambucina 
Orchis à larges feuilles

Presence in France. See link below.

Height. 10cm - 40cm

Leaves. Lower are oblong-obovate with obtuse apex, while the upper leaves are lanceolate with acute apex.

Flowers.  Flowers can be either red or yellow,  large and are carried on a lax inflorescence.

Flowering period. April - July

Soil type.  Fresh or dry meadows (subalpine and alpine grasslands), light woods and clearings or scrubland on siliceous and calcareous substrate.

Protection. Liste des espèces végétales protégées en région Alsace and Buorgone : Article 1