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Mediterranean orchid with wide distribution in central Greece, the Peloponnese and the islands. Common in Attica. Robust plant, It is undoubtedly the largest orchid with a height that often exceeds 50cm. Flowers in dense inflorescence with a variety of colors and tones, from red and white to green.
Often in phrygana, stony locations, olive groves, it is the first orchid of the year since it appears even from January.
This particular finding was unique because, although you often see this species in groups of 5-6, this is an incredibly dense meadow with more than 300 flowering plants of a variety of colors. It was a lucky day!
Spotted on Feb 23, 2021
Submitted on Mar 7, 2021
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