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Greater butterfly orchid

platanthera chlorantha

Description:

The flowers are greenish-white, scented of vanilla, with spreading sepals and petals. This orchis is endemic to Europe, especially the British Isles, flowers June to July and grows to about 15cm in height.

Habitat:

found on Low common meadows at Meltby which is owned by the Yorkshire wildlife trust.

Notes:

There were over 300 of these in one field!

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3 Comments

Debbie Stewart
Debbie Stewart 8 years ago

It is Injica, I love to go there as it is so quiet and peaceful as not many people know its there but it is cared for by one of our wildlife trusts and has hundreds of different species growing wild across its large meadows :-)

injica
injica 8 years ago

wow must be a wonderful place!

Debbie Stewart
Debbie Stewart 8 years ago

The meadow was literally covered with over 300 of these beauties!

Debbie Stewart
Spotted by
Debbie Stewart

Rotherham, England, United Kingdom

Spotted on Jun 10, 2013
Submitted on Jun 17, 2013

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