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Western Isles Wildflowers

Western Isles wildflowers is a collection of information about our Hebridean wildflowers including identification hints, traditional herbal uses and general plant lore.

 

Frog Orchid

Coeloglossum viride

Gaelic name: Mogairlean Losgainn


Frog Orchid in full flower
17.06.07


Frog Orchid before
flowers open
09.06.07

 

Frog orchid is found alongside the more colourful orchids on the machair. It is very green at first and easily missed.

Frog orchid is 3 - 8" tall, and goes greenish-brown or pinkish-brown as the season progresses. Early in the season it looks a bit like a slim version one of the coloured orchids that has either not properly come into flower yet, or has perhaps finished flowering and is dying back.

Frog orchid is a common find.

 

Frog orchid is a native plant of the Western Isles.

All orchids are protected by law.

Suzanne Harris
Reef Machair - Uig - Isle of Lewis - Outer Hebrides (Western Isles)
June 2007

Index
A-Z Wildflowers

Flowers By Colours:
thumbnails

yellow wildflowers

white wildflowers

pink wildflowers

blue or purplish

orchid ID notes

Flowering in:

January

February

March   

April

May

June

July

Colour of the season

May 27th Lush Green!

June 11th White

June 25th Pink

 

 


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