Southern Marsh Orchid On Wilden Marsh

The southern marsh orchid (Dactylorhiza praetermissa) is found on around 50% of Wilden Marsh, and in other wetlands of south and central of Britain.

Like many other species of Orchids, they have a purple flower. When you reach the north of it’s range, it is replaced by the northern marsh ochid, though in some places they overlap.

This species flowers from May-June. This plant can grow up to 70cm tall.

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Southern marsh orchid

 

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