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Yellow Birdsnest


Yellow Birdsnest is a sacrophyte often found living off leaf mould in the shade of beech woods and occasionally in other woods such as pine. The plant requires no chlorophyll, so rather than being green it is a waxy, creamy white, turning browner with age. The flowers are in a drooping spike, becoming erect as they turn to fruit.

Can be found during the summer months, mainly in woodland, but very occasionally in dunes. It is not a common plant, but can be found in a few locations over much of the country, mainly in the south east of England.



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