Fly Orchid


The Fly Orchid has flowers that bear an uncanny resemblence to a fly, even down to the 2 antennae. (see photograph).

Very scattered around mainly southern England in grassy places and woods, usually on lime. In flower from late spring 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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