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Lesser butterfly-orchid

Platanthera bifolia


Lesser butterfly-orchids have two shining green basal leaves.The upper sepal and petals form a loose triangular hood above the pollinia, which lie parallel and close together, obscuring the opening into the spur, which is long and almost straight. There are usually around 25 white flowers tinged with yellow-green in a slim flower spike. The flowers are night-scented.


Plitvice Lakes (Plitvicka-Jezera), Croatia (end of May, 2016).

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Lat: 44.87, Long: 15.60

Spotted on May 30, 2016
Submitted on Dec 10, 2016

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