Not to be confused with :
Lady's-Mantle, Lady's Bedstraw,
Lady's Teardrops, nor Lady-Fern, [plants of similar names belonging to different families]. Nor to
Lady's-Slipper Orchid or Lady Orchid [other members of the Orchid Family].
Can be confused with plants from the same Genus:
Lady's-Tresses such as
Summer Lady's-Tresses (Spiranthes aesitvalis), Irish Lady's-Tresses (Spiranthes romanzoffiana) which also have the flowers arranged spirally up the stem and Creeping Lady's-Tresses (Goodyera repens), which doesn't.
Said to smell variously of 'almonds', 'vanilla' or to have a 'fragrant' aroma, take your pick.
Habitat: Likes grassland. Occupies mainly southern UK.
The basal leaves, which are broad and bluish-green, wither before the flowering stem emerges. The four petals differ from the usual arrangement of three 'petals' and upper and lower lips so prevalent amongst orchids.