Greater Butterfly Orchid 10
An often tall, slender and very dainty orchid that is always
white. It can only be properly told apart from the
lesser butterfly orchid by the anthers inside the petals.
In the Greater the two anthers diverge downwards, whereas
in the Lesser, the anthers are parallel.
Mainly grows in grassland but also found in shady woodland
and woodland margins.
Greater Butterfly Orchid 23
The Dowards, Herefordshire,
Sadly, most of the anthers in the specmen below have
dropped off and some of the petals are withering.
I really need to find another one to photograph.
Lesser Butterfly Orchid 02
the Orchid Guide