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Fragrant orchid

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Fragrant orchid

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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Orchidales
Family: Orchidaceae
Genus: Gymnadenia
Species: conopsea
Binomial name
Gymnadenia conopsea

The scent of a fragrant orchid is similar to cloves. It has a distinctive three lobed lip and long spurs, similar to Aquilegia.

  • Flowers: June-July
  • Distribution: on lime, grassland, fens throughout northern Europe.
  • Leaves: lanceolate, narrow

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