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GREEN-WINGED ORCHID, WHITE FORM Orchis morio (Orchidaceae) Height to 40cm. Perennial of undisturbed grassland. FLOWERS vary in colour from plant to plant, ranging from pinkish purple to almost white; upper petals in particular are marked with dark veins and are often suffused green, while the lip has a red-dotted, pale central patch. Borne in spikes (Apr-Jun). FRUITS are egg-shaped. LEAVES are glossy green, unmarked and appear as a basal rosette, and sheathing the stem. STATUS-Locally common in central and S England, S Wales and central Ireland.
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GREEN-WINGED ORCHID, WHITE FORM Orchis morio (Orchidaceae) Height to 40cm. Perennial of undisturbed grassland. FLOWERS vary in colour from plant to plant, ranging from pinkish purple to almost white; upper petals in particular are marked with dark veins and are often suffused green, while the lip has a red-dotted, pale central patch. Borne in spikes (Apr-Jun). FRUITS are egg-shaped. LEAVES are glossy green, unmarked and appear as a basal rosette, and sheathing the stem. STATUS-Locally common in central and S England, S Wales and central Ireland.

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Date: 1 Jul 2013
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