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Greater Butterfly Orchid

Photograph by: 
Peter Orchard

Not common a orchid it can be found in woodlands and grassland where the soil is calcareous.


Common Name Greater Butterfly Orchid
Scientific Name Platanthera chlorantha
Species Group Orchid Family Orchidaceae
Interest Level
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Identification Notes
Primary Habitat
Family Orchid family - Orchidaceae
Status Scarce
Flower Colour Group White
  • 06 - June
  • 07 - July
Preferred Environment
Look for Tall orchid with flowers with a trailing bottom lip
Additional Identification Notes
Similar Species

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Notebook Distribution Map Sites List Some Charts Some Photographs Recent Records Guidance Notes

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Orchid Family Orchidaceae