Photo - Above Left - Greater butterfly orchid flowers close up.  Above Right - Greater butterfly orchid leaves appear in spring.


Below - Greater butterfly orchid spire.

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Greater butterfly orchid

Platanthera chlorantha

Orchis verdâtre

Presence in France. See link below.


Height. 20cm - 60cm


Leaves. Oval to lanceolate, slightly ribbed.


Flowers. Whitish tinged with green, especially the lip. Linear pendent, anther cells separated converging above.


Flowering period. May - August


Soil type. Calcareous


Protection.  Liste des espèces végétales protégées en région Franche-Comté : Article 1