09 July 2014

Unusual flowers

Last Saturday I went on an outing with the Scottish Orchid Society. I have already covered most of the species which we saw, but we went to one interesting location, which was already known to me, where there are a large numbers of Lesser Twayblades (Neottia cordata) growing on sphagnum in woodland. At the same site Chickweed Wintergreen (Trientalis europaea) and Common Wintergreen (Pyrola minor) are also present. These last two are unrelated despite their names. Chickweed Wintergreen is mostly found in eastern Scotland and is not at all common in the west.

White form of Common Spotted Orchid

Chickweed Wintergreen

Common Wintergreen

Lesser Twayblade

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