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|After we parked the car, we walked a bit, we
waded through ankle deep water and then had to climb through a barbed wire
fence, but it was worth it. These are lovely orchids to see in the
Also called the Purple Donkey Orchid.
Photographed in the Glen Rowan area.
Flowering: October to November.
Size: Up to 50cm tall, flower 1 to 10 to 50mm across.
Position: Widespread. Occurs in grasslands and grassy woodlands on rich heavy sandy loams, which may be wet during winter months.