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Orchids

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Family - ORCHIDACEAE

Genus - Orchis

Species - papilionacea

Common English name -

Pink butterfly orchid

Common Spanish name -

Orquídea mariposa

Flowering time -

April - June

 

 

Unmistakable and eye-catchingly pink, the Pink butterfly orchid, Orchis papilionacea, can often be found growing on fairly poor ground aswell as in the rich, well-manured soil of the hay meadows.

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The sepals and petals form a pointed, dark pink hood out from which fans the paler, wide, frilly labellum. This lip is dark-veined and lightly cup-shaped.

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Leaves are unspotted, mostly basal with one or two vertically sheathing the stem.

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The final image shows a group of Pink butterfly orchids in a Picos de Europa hay meadow, the habitat you're most likely to find them in.

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