Fragrant Orchid

Fragrant Orchid

Observation - Fragrant Orchid - UK and Ireland. Description: When I've encountered fragrant orchid before the scent has been quite noticeable at a substantial di

When I've encountered fragrant orchid before the scent has been quite noticeable at a substantial distance, but here at Minera Quarry the scent was absent (I didn't sniff any flowers). Consequently I didn't recognise it in situ. It was distinguishable from pyramidal orchid by it's more lax inflorescence, and the lack of petal markings eliminated matted orchids. I wondered about early purple orchid, but suspected it was too late in the season for that. Identified from Streeter when I got home.