DESCRIPTION: Height up to 60cm. From the three or four floppy basal leaves arises a spindly stem that bears few leaves. The flowers are well spaced and are usually up to 10 in number. They are chocolate brown with a greyish-blue central patch. The lower lip is split so as to give the appearance of two legs. Two arm-like projections are located 2 thirds of the way up the flower with 2 upper petals seemingly antennae-like. The 3 sepals are lanceolate and green. DISTRIBUTION: Southern England from Kent to Dorset more localised northwards to Cumbria. HABITAT: Woodland, fens, grassy areas and scrub on lime. FLOWERING TIME: May to June.
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