short-spurred fragrant orchid

Fragrant orchid

Fragrant Orchid (Gymnadenia conopsea) is a flower that has a scent similar to cloves. It has a distinctive three lobed lip and long spurs, similar to Aquilegia. The leaves are lanceolate and narrow.

This species' habitat includes lime, grassland, and fens throughout northern Europe where it flowers in the summer, from June to July.


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