The flora of peatlands


Peatlands are particularly rich in heritage species (3 of 8 plants and invertebrates Sch. II DH).

The Marsh Saxifrage (Saxifraga hirculus)

Description : perennial herbaceous plant of 20 to 30 cm in height carrying from one to 3 big yellow flowers with small orange points. Entomophilous pollination.

Flowering : from july to september.

Ecology : transition moorlands with groundwater close to the surface and small fluctuations.


The Yellow widelip orchid  (Liparis loeselii)

Description : small yellowish green orchid.

Flowering : in june.

Ecology : dune coastal habitats and alkaline low-marshes with often rejuvenatio of the vegetation. Vegetative or sexual reproduction.