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Orchis militaris L.

Family - Orchidaceae

Common Name - Military Orchid

 

 

Native 

 

 

Protected under schedule 8 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act (1981) 

 

 

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Habitats
Deciduous woodland
Grassland
Scrub
Description of Genus

Herb emerging from tubers. Flowers in a spike. The lip of the flower has usually three lobes and has a spur.

Flowers of Orchis militaris
Paul Nielsen, British Wild Flowers Gallery
Life History
Perennial
UK distribution

Found only in England. (See Map)

Flowering Time

In flower during May and June.

Fruit

The fruit is a capsule.

Flower

The flower is zygomorphic

Names in other languages and countries

France
Orchis militaire
Germany
Helm-Knabenkraut
Poland
Storczyk kukawka