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SOUTH NORFOLK: Green-winged Orchids

26th May 2012

Another nice evening, so we called in at New Buckenham Common NWT to have a look at the Green-winged Orchids.  After a bit of a wander I found around fifty flowering spikes close together, and proceeded to take some photographs, several of which were actually in focus!  Several plants had paler white & purple flowers, but I didn't see any of the 'alba' variety that are all white with just the green streaks on the wings.

Incidentally, over the summer I am going to be looking for Green-flowered Helleborines, which apparently used to occur along the river valleys near Norwich.  If anyone knows roughly where they occur(ed) then I would be very grateful for an email or message (probably best not to use the blog comments).  Cheers.

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