Early-purple Orchid

Early-purple Orchid

Observation - Early-purple Orchid - UK and Ireland. Description: Growing on woodland rides. Plants approx 30cm high with stout green stems flushed purple towards top. Flowers purple spikes with a 3-lobed lower lip. Leaves glossy in a basal rosette. Strap shaped with blunt ends; with and without large brown spots.

Growing on woodland rides. Plants approx 30cm high with stout green stems flushed purple towards top. Flowers purple spikes with a 3-lobed lower lip. Leaves glossy in a basal rosette. Strap shaped with blunt ends; with and without large brown spots.