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Orchids

Green-winged orchids

 

 

 

Family - ORCHIDACEAE

Genus - Orchis

Species - morio

Common English name -

Green-winged orchid

Common Spanish name -

Satirión

Flowering time March - June

 

 

 

 

The Green-winged orchid can be distinguished from the superficially similar Early purple orchid by the obvious dark veins on the lateral sepals (the "wings") which are usually green but occasionally purple. See examples below.

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green_winged_orchid_flowers_green_veined  green_winged_orchid_flowers_purple_veined

The spur is shorter than the flattish, slightly three-lobed labellum, usually pale in the centre with purple spots. Leaves are always unspotted.

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