Photo: Heart shaped tongue orchid, France.

Heart-shaped-tongue-orchid-France

Heart-shaped-tongue-orchid

Serapias-cordigera

Sérapias-en-coeur

Presence in France. See link below.


Height. 15cm - 25cm


Leaves. 5 to 8 lanceolate leaves


Flowers. Orange to deep red. 4 to 15 green-veined sepals and petals  The lip is broadly oval at the top and the tip is pointed. Large brown papery bracts that almost cover the showy flowers.


Flowering period. April - June


Soil type. Dry to wet grassland or scrub.


Protection. RED LISTED