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Green-winged Orchid

Anacamptis morio

Plant Data

Order:
Asparagales
Family:
Orchidaceae (Orchid)
Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC
Flowers:
Loosely spiked cluster of pink, purple, or occasionally white flowers. Can be identified instantly by the purple stripes on the 3 sepals which later turn dark green. Similar looking in appearance to the Early Purple Orchid, however the Early Purple Orchid does not have these stripes.
Fruit:
A cylindrical seed capsule which produces several minuscule dust-like seeds.
Leaves:
Undivided, untoothed, linear leaves. The leaves are not spotted, unlike the Early Purple Orchid.
Maximum Size:
20cm tall.
Foraging Notes:
The root is edible cooked.
Never consume a wild plant unless you are 100% certain that it is safe to eat and you know that you have identified it correctly.
Aroma:
The flowers of the Green-winged Orchid are fragrant.
Other Names:
Green-veined Orchid.
Habitats:
Gardens, grassland, meadows, roadsides.