greater butterfly orchid


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Related to greater butterfly orchid: lesser butterfly orchid, Platanthera bifolia
  • noun

Synonyms for greater butterfly orchid

south European orchid with dark green flowers that are larger and less fragrant than Platanthera bifolia

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The abundant plant life includes agrimony, Dyer's greenweed, St John's wort, adder's-tongue fern, cowslip and common twayblade, as well as early purple orchid, common spotted orchid, bee orchid, and greater butterfly orchid, which occur in glades in the scrub.
The area supports a rich variety of plants such as agrimony, dyer's greenweed, St John's wort, adder's-tongue fern, cowslip, and common twayblade, as well as early purple orchid, common spotted orchid, bee orchid, and greater butterfly orchid.
The best examples are colourful refuges for uncommon plants such as greater butterfly orchid and wood bitter vetch.
Greater butterfly orchids are flourishing at Caeau Tan y Bwlch nature reserve
There were no northern marsh orchids, now there are large numbers, while five greater butterfly orchids have grown to 100.
Long-term lowland residents, such as the green woodpeckers (and their food, the yellow meadow ants) and the greater butterfly orchids continue to thrive, supplemented by apparently new arrivals such as the colony of small pearl-bordered fritillaries on the ffridd.
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