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Gallery - Orchids

[More information about Autumn Ladys-tresses][autumnladystresses1]Autumn Ladys-tresses (Spiranthes spiralis)

Charming little Orchid that is easily overlooked.

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[beeorchid1]Orchid-Bee (Ophrys apifera)

Perennial of dry grassland, mainly on calcareous soils

[orchidearlypurple1]Orchid-Early Purple (Orchismascula)

Seen on Keen of Hamar, Shetlands.

[frogorchid5]Orchid-Frog (Dactylorhiza viridis)

A short, compact orchid, mostly found on calcareous grassland.

[greenworc6]Orchid-Green-winged (Anacamptis morio)

Perennial of undisturbed grassland.

[heathspottedorchid]Orchid-Heath Spotted (Dactylorhiza maculata)

Found on bog, moorland and damp hill pastures. Normally on mildly acidic soils.

[pyramidalorchid2]Orchid-Pyramidal (Anacamptis pyramidalis)

An Attractive Orchid of dry grassland and usually associated with calcareous soils and stabilised sand dunes

[cspottedorc3]Orchid- Common Spotted (Dactylorhiza fuchsii)

Orchid of grassland and open woods on calcareous or neutral soils.

[smarsho3]Orchid-Southern Marsh (Dactylorhiza praetermissa)

Robust orchid of water meadows,fens and wet dune slacks.

[greatbutorchid1]Orchid-Greater Butterfly (Platanthera chlorantha)

Listed as near threatened, local, almost always on alkaline soils, deciduous woods, especially ancient woodland, rough chalk grassland.

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