Frog Orchid


The Frog Orchid is a diminuative plant, which because of this and its yellow-green flowers, can often be rather difficult to spot in the grassy areas where it grows.

The petals and sepals are hooded, the lip forked near the tip with a tooth in the middle. Leaves are lanceolate, becoming narrower up the stem.

Rare except in some chalk downland areas of the south and hill pastures in the north. In flower early to mid summer.

Note: As with all wild flowers, orchids should never be picked. Not only does picking a flower deny other people the chance to enjoy seeing it, but the plant will be weakened and the opportunity for it to set seed will be lost. Furthermore, the conditions under which an orchid grows are extremely specific and it would almost certainly perish if it were to be transported to another site.



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