Vernal Orchids

High on a headland of Devon’s red cliffs, you’ll find an area of grassland that’s being managed for the green winged orchids, Anacamptis morio. If you visit from April to late May you can dance through a hazy carpet of them.

They range in colour from white to the deepest purple and are a real sight for sore eyes, I hope that Paula thinks so too! Note to self, take a camera.


18 thoughts on “Vernal Orchids

  1. Aren’t they pretty, though I am struggling with the ‘green-winged’ bit. I know there are orchids on the north Cornish cliffs too, I really must get out more!

  2. For the life of me I cannot grow an orchid and these are simply amazingly beautiful and in a field of grass of all places. If they came to my home their lives would not last long. 🙂

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