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Height to 50cm. An attractive orchid although the true beauty of its flowers are often difficult to appreciate because it usually grows in deep shade. Favours woods on calcareous soils, usually Beech (Fagus sylvatica). FLOWERS are reddish pink, bell-shaped and open widely at the mouth; borne in open spikes (Jun-Jul). FRUITS form and swell at the base of the flowers. LEAVES are long and narrow. STATUS-Rare and local in S England only, but possibly overlooked because of its favoured habitat.
- © ROBIN BUSH/Nature Photographers
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