Now is a good time to be looking for various species of orchids.

This is the flower of Marsh Fragrant Orchid (Gymnadenia conopsea)

which gives off the most beautiful aromatic cent.

This is Green-winged Orchid (Orchis morio)

and this is a very rare white form of Marsh Helleborine (Epipactis palustris – palustris meaning “of the marsh”) that I found a couple of years ago and the population are still doing well now.

A good on-line resource to British Orchids (which is also available as a field guide) is;

British Orchids

Hope you find it useful and interesting.


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