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.