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MUSK ORCHID Herminium monorchis (Orchidaceae) Height to 15cm. Charming and delicate perennial with yellowish green stems and leaves. Grows in dry, calcareous grassland. FLOWERS are tiny and yellowish with narrow lobes to the lip and a fragrance of honey; borne in dainty-looking spikes, 2-4 cm long (Jun-Jul). FRUITS are egg-shaped. LEAVES are oval at the base of the plant but small and bract-like up the stem. STATUS-Locally common only in S England.