Pete's Walks - Violet Helleborine

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Photo taken 30/08/08 near Whipsnade, Beds.

I  have seen this once or twice on my walks. It is a member of the Orchid family and flowers in August, most commonly in beech woods on clay soil overlaying chalk (such as areas of the Chiltern Hills).

Photo taken 30/08/08 near Whipsnade, Beds.