Military Orchid Orchis militaris


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Likes full light on a dry calcareous substrate. For example unfertilized lawns, meadows, edges and light woods up to 2000m in altitude. Flowering Period Depending on location, April to June. Inflorescence forms a dense purplish cone ccomposed of 10 to 40 flowers. In each flower the sepals and side petals are gathered together to form a pointed "helmet" , a lilac colour outside and a veined purple colour inside. The central tongue finishes in two lobes separated by a tooth.

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Height of 20 to 50cm