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Epipogium aphyllum

Ghost orchid

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Features

  • BloomsJune to September
  • Growth HabitRosette
  • Flower ColourPale yellow pale purple

Description

Epipogium aphyllum (Ghost orchid). This genus is a member of the orchid family and includes plants that are terrestrial saprophytes. The rhizomes are coral-like, stoloniferous without roots and the stems lacks green leaves having sheathing bracts. They will grow as wildflowers in Britain and Northern Europe.

Characteristics

Perennial, Orchid

Origin

Europe

Interest and use

Found in damp areas, woodland.

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Needs

  • LightShade
  • WaterSemi-moist

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