Mcbendall's picture

Creamy white orchid near Malham Tarn

Observed: 26th May 2013 By: Mcbendall
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Description:

Cream white flower spike, flowers not quite open. Spike about 25cm tall. 3 or 4 plants seen on a moorland bank facing East, at a height of about 300m.

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landgirl's picture

White orchid

That's the one that I was agreeing with. White forms of Early Purple Orchid are fairly common. The flowers in your photo are the wrong shape for Lesser Butterfly Orchid.

Tim Rich's picture

there is no sign of the very

there is no sign of the very long thin spur you get in butterfly orchids, so suspect just a white early purp. Sorry, should have made that clear

Tim Rich