Greater Butterfly-orchid - Platanthera chlorantha

    Alternative names
    Greater Butterfly Orchid

    White flowers slightly tinged with green and faintly smelling of vanilla.

    Identification difficulty

    Woods, scrub meadows and damp heaths.

    When to see it

    June and July.

    Life History

    Tuberous rooted perennial.

    UK Status

    Widespread but never common in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Rare in Leicestershire & Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 9 of the 617 tetrads.

    It is on the local VC55 Rare Plant Register  (Jeeves 2011)

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