Orchis morio

Green-winged orchid; Orchis bouffon; Kleines Knabenkraut; Salepknabenkraut; Zonzelle

Widespread throughout Europe, except the far north, but declining.

Superficially resembling Orchis mascula but much scarcer and declining. Found in sand dunes, limestone grassland, old limestone quarries.

Top photographs: Gargano Peninsula, E Italy, 2002.
Paul Hackney.

Bottom photograph: Gargano Peninsula, E Italy, 2002.
Alan Hill.

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