Irish wildflowers

Small-white Orchid, Pseudorchis albida
Photos: John Diggin, Co.Tipperary

Small-white Orchid, Pseudorchis albida

Small-white Orchid
Pseudorchis albida
Magairlín bán
Family: Orchidaceae

Flowering late May - early July. Tuberous perennial. Native.

Small, inconspicuous greenish-white flowers, faintly scented. The lower leaves are broadly oval-lanceolate with rows of translucent spots between veins. Narrow, pointed upper leaves. Height 10-40cm but usually shorter than 20cm.

Open, well-drained upland pastures and heaths. Very inconspicuous so possibly under-recorded.

Small-white Orchid, Pseudorchis albida       Small-white Orchid, Pseudorchis albida


Small-white Orchid, Pseudorchis albida       Small-white Orchid, Pseudorchis albida


Small-white Orchid, Pseudorchis albida
Small-white Orchid, Pseudorchis albida. Photographed by John Diggin, June 2009

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