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Snake's head fritillary
Locally named "gogane" or "clochette" (small bell), this charming flower of the lily family is one of the jewels that clothe the wetlands in a purple cloak between March and April. Its Latin name "meleagris" comes from the Greek mythological hero Meleager, whose many tears can still be seen spotting a guinea fowl's feathers (hence it's meaning: spotted like a guinea fowl). Fritillaries are also decorated with little white spots on their purple robes. Endangered by the disappearance of their natural habitat, they are now protected in many places. As such, please don't pick them – just enjoy admiring them amidst their natural greenery.

Royal fern
The royal fern is the only tree fern to be found in our regions. Its spray of fronds can often soar higher than a grown man standing up! Typical of peaty environments, this species has become very rare because of the disappearance of its natural habitat.

Orchids
Beautiful, fabulous, mysterious orchids are flowers whose name alone captivates us. They thrive in such diverse environments as chalk grasslands or peat marshes. There are almost forty different species to be found across the Park.
Today, the disappearance of their natural habitats is the main reason why their numbers are waning. In order to help conserve them, for several years now the Park has been taking an exhaustive inventory of these flowers. Appropriate management plans are then implemented on the most outstanding sites.