Photos: Lady Orchids in France.

Lady orchid

Orchis purpurea

Orchis pourpré

Presence in France. See link below.


Height. 30cm - 90cm


Leaves. 3 - 6 basal, shiny green, unspotted, several sheathing leaves on the stem.


Flowers. Brownish purple with white or pale pink, lip dotted with purple, sepals and petals forming a hood.


Flowering period. April - June


Soil type. Calcareous, full sun or part shade.


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