This checklist of wild orchids gives you all the species it would be possible to see in the French départements of Indre (36), Indre et Loire (37) and Vienne (86). Those species marked with * can be seen within a 5km radius of Preuilly-sur-Claise, i.e. an easy walk or cycle ride from the town. Preuilly is located more or less at the intersection of the three départements, and for more information about the area, please go to our blog Days on the Claise.
The links column provides further information in the form of species accounts and photographs. All photographs on Loire Valley Nature have been taken by the blog authors (mostly by Simon) unless otherwise noted and the text written by Susan, using a variety of references and personal observation/experience. The links will be added to periodically as time and material allows.
For a quick overview of the species you might see, with photos on the same page so you can compare, go to the Identify Your Orchid entry.
If you wish to obtain a checklist for personal recording please email Susan.
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