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MONKEY ORCHID Orchis simia (Height to 45cm) has flowers that are fancifully monkey-like. They are borne in cylindrical heads; unlike most other orchids, the flowers open in succession from the top downwards (May-Jun). The Monkey Orchid grows at a few locations in Oxfordshire, with further isolated sites in Kent and Yorkshire.
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MONKEY ORCHID Orchis simia (Height to 45cm) has flowers that are fancifully monkey-like. They are borne in cylindrical heads; unlike most other orchids, the flowers open in succession from the top downwards (May-Jun). The Monkey Orchid grows at a few locations in Oxfordshire, with further isolated sites in Kent and Yorkshire.

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Date: 28 May 2006
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Credit: PAUL STERRY/NPL
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