spotted orchis

variants: or less commonly spotted orchid

Definition of spotted orchis

1 : a Eurasian orchid (Orchis maculata) with purplish or whitish flowers spotted with purplish brown and palmate tubers
2 : a leafless orchid (Dipodium punctatum) of Tasmania with rose-colored flowers

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“Spotted orchis.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jan. 2022.

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