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lizard orchid

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a European orchid, Himantoglossum hircinum, rare in Britain, having a spike of grey-green flowers smelling of goats
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(Himantoglossum hircinum), unusual-looking plant of the family Orchidaceae, occurring sporadically in a variety of dry European habitats. Each greenish-purple flower bears several long, slightly twisted lobes. The two side lobes resemble the hindlegs of a lizard, the long central part of the lip is similar to a tail, and the petals and sepals form the head and body

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