Frog Orchid - Coeloglossum viride
Low to short plant, sometimes only 5 cm tall; stem with several brownish basal sheaths. Leaves 2 to 5 oval to lanceolate. Flowers small and inconspicuous yellowish green and often tinged with reddish or purplish brown. Faintly honey scented and borne in a rather lax spike.
Grassland and woodland margin.
Tuberous rooted perennial.
Widespread but uncommon in Britain.
Very rare in Leicestershire & Rutland. It was not recorded in the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire.
It is on the current VC55 Rare Plant Register (Jeeves 2011)
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