Belongs to: orchid family

Green-winged orchid Orchis morio

Also known as: green-veined orchid


Best time to see: late Apr to early Jun

Key facts

A compact orchid found mainly in old hay meadows and unimproved pastures, sometimes in very large numbers

Up to 12 flowers usually purple or lilac, occasionally pink or white, usually 15cm or less in height

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