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Early Purple Orchid


One of the more frequently encountered orchids in Dorset, often in woodland.


 

 

Common Name Early Purple Orchid
Scientific Name Orchis mascula
Species Group Orchid Family Orchidaceae
Status
Interest Level
3
Visabile
Look for
Identification Notes
Primary Habitat
Family Orchid family - Orchidaceae
Status Locally frequent
Flower Colour Group Purple
Visible
  • 04 - April
  • 05 - May
  • 06 - June
Preferred Environment
Look for Medium orchid with dominant purple flower spike and blotched leaves
Additional Identification Notes
Similar Species

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Orchid Family Orchidaceae