Habitat and distribution
Serapias lingua can be found in damp meadows and open fields of Portugal, Spain, France, Italy, Yugoslavia, Albania, Greece and all the Mediterranean islands west of Crete and in western North Africa.
Serapias lingua flowers in spring to early summer with 2.5 cm flowers and then they go dormant in mid and late summer.
- Serapias lingua was originally described and published in Species Plantarum 949. 1753. "Name - Serapias lingua". Tropicos. Saint Louis, Missouri: Missouri Botanical Garden. Retrieved March 7, 2013.
- "TPL, treatment of Serapias lingua". The Plant List; Version 1. (published on the internet). Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and the Missouri Botanical Garden. 2010. Retrieved March 7, 2013.
- "Serapias". Encyclopaedia Britannica. Retrieved March 7, 2013.
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