A collection of wildlife photographs



Tuesday, 6 June 2017

Orchids in Cambridgeshire

Now its June, the grasslands are in flower. We have found a variety of orchids and other characteristic species amongst calcareous grasslands in the last few weeks.

Southern Marsh Orchid Dactylorhiza praetermissa
Common Twayblade Neottia ovata

Man Orchid Orchis anthropophora
Man Orchid is listed as endangered on the vascular plant red data list for Great Britain. it grows here adjacent to Woolly Thistle Cirsium eriophorum.

Bee Orchid Ophrys apifera
Red Bartsia Odontites vernus
Common Milkwort Polygala vulgaris
Cowslip Primula veris
Hound's-tongue Cynoglossum officinale
 Hound's-tongue is listed as near threatened under the vascular plant red data list for Great Britain. The other plants here are of least concern.



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