Green Winged Orchid
Green Winged Orchid

We are meeting at the reservoir car park on Minchinhampton Common at 10:30am 30th April, for a gentle two-hour stroll to look at some of the areas that typically carry good populations of Early Purple and Green Winged orchids.

See this page for a description of orchids regularly found on our common. An example of a Green Winged is shown on the left. Note that the colour of is quite variable and some are much more purple and can at first sight sometimes be confused with the Early Purple orchids (whose colours are also variables). The distinctive feature is the rather subtle green striped sepals, which more are visible in the photograph of an almost white example below.


White variety of Green Winged orchid

 

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