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

Below - Greater butterfly orchid spire.


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