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Fragrant Orchid

Observed: 1st July 2012 By: KarenPKarenP’s reputation in PlantsKarenP’s reputation in PlantsKarenP’s reputation in Plants
Fragrant Orchid
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It used to be that you could

It used to be that you could get away with 'G. conopsea' to cover all eventualities, but now that taxon has been split into three. I am not sure that these pics are of the same plant. The first pic shows the typical lip of G. borealis, the common one in NW Scotland on acid ground. The second (closer) pic looks more like G. conopsea. Certainly in the right area, and whatever the Latin is, the English name is splendidly apt. You get all three in that general area (the other is G. densiflora) with all the prospects of hybridisation to complicate life.



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