Coeloglossum viride

Frog orchid; Orchis grenouille; Grüne Hohlzunge; Poselćbe; Testicolo di volpe

Widespread, locally common; from Ireland to Turkey; from southern Europe (in mountains) northwards to Scandinavia and Iceland.

Sand dunes, grasslands, fens; mainly on calcareous soils. From sea level to 2500 metres in the Alps.

Top Photograph: sand dunes, SW Ireland, 1973.
© Paul Hackney.

Lower photograph: sand dunes, Co Down, N. Ireland 2005.
© Paul Hackney.

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