Green-winged orchid

9th April 2011, Saturday

Yesterday I noticed my first green-winged orchid Anacamptis morio of the year coming into flower in Northiam.  Note the green lines on the sepals, a characteristic of the species.  The leaves are unspotted, something that was easier to see when the plant was first noticed as a rosette last September, with leaves present throughout the winter.  It therefore has a short resting period during the summer.

Green-winged orchid