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orchid US English

A plant with complex flowers that are typically showy or bizarrely shaped, having a large specialized lip (labellum) and frequently a spur. Orchids occur worldwide, especially as epiphytes in tropical forests, and are valuable hothouse plants

bee orchid US English

A European orchid with a flower that resembles a bee

fly orchid US English

A European woodland orchid with flowers that resemble flies

frog orchid US English

A small orchid with inconspicuous green flowers, growing chiefly on calcareous grassland in north temperate regions

man orchid US English

A European orchid of calcareous grassland with greenish-yellow flowers which have a lip resembling a human figure

lizard orchid US English

A tall orchid with greenish flowers that have a very long twisted lip and a goat-like smell. It has spread from the Mediterranean area to more northern parts of Europe

spider orchid US English

An orchid with a flower that is said to resemble a spider

fringed orchid US English

A North American orchid with a flower that has a fringed lip

spotted orchid US English

A common Eurasian orchid with spotted leaves and flowers varying from purple to white, with darker markings on the lip

bird's-nest orchid US English

A European woodland orchid that lacks chlorophyll, the whole plant being yellowish-brown. It obtains nourishment by linking its nestlike mass of thick roots to a soil-dwelling fungus from which it absorbs nutrients

butterfly orchid US English

An epiphytic wild orchid of South America with large yellow and red flowers that somewhat resemble a butterfly in shape

pyramidal orchid US English

A small orchid of calcareous grassland, with a conical spike of pinkish-purple flowers

coralroot US English

A leafless orchid that has inconspicuous flowers and lacks chlorophyll. It has a pale knobbly rhizome that obtains nourishment from decaying organic matter

common spotted orchid in spotted orchid US English

A common Eurasian orchid with spotted leaves and flowers varying from purple to white, with darker markings on the lip

heath spotted orchid in spotted orchid US English

A common Eurasian orchid with spotted leaves and flowers varying from purple to white, with darker markings on the lip