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Wild orchids, often small in size, grow naturally in various biotopes around the country. The flowers often carried by a long stem, are all of great beauty. The shapes and colors vary depending on the species, but all remain extremely elegant. Exceeding rarely 20 cm in height, these orchids will be observed only by connoisseurs.
Unlike the majority of tropical orchids that are epiphytes (ie that grow on tree limbs with aerial roots), our native orchids are terrestrial orchids growing from a pseudobulb.
To date, there are 160 species of local orchids in the French flora ... These discreet flowers are found on limestone plateaus and natural meadows whether they are dry or wet. Their decline is due to human activities, systematic mowing of roadsides, logging ... etc ...