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Gymnadenia conopsea (L.) R. Br.

Family - Orchidaceae

Common Name - Fragrant Orchid

 

Native 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Habitats
Downs
Dunes & dune slacks
Grassland
Heath
Short turf
Description of Genus

Tuberous herbs with an erect stem, topped by a dense spike of fragrant flowers.

Gymnadenia conopsea
© Vernon Hucks
Habitat Notes

Calcareous grassland or fens.

Life History
Perennial
UK distribution

Widespread (See Map)

Flowering Time

In flower during June, July and August.

Fruit

The fruit is a capsule.

Flower

The flower is actinomorphic

Names in other languages and countries

France
Gymnadène à long éperon
Germany
Mücken-Handwurz

Worldwide distribution

Europe
Northern-Asia
West-Asia

Latin Synonyms


Habenaria conopsea
Orchis conopsea