<%@LANGUAGE="JAVASCRIPT" CODEPAGE="1252"%> Southern Marsh Orchid

 

 
Southern Marsh Orchid
 

 

The Southern Marsh Orchid has flowers pale pink-red to purplish with a broad lip marked with dark spots and streaks; and stout, curved spurs behind the flowers. Leaves unspotted.

Common in the south of England and East Anglia, less so further north, absent from the extreme north of England and Scotland. In flower from early to mid summer in marshes and wet meadows.

Note: As with all wild flowers, orchids should never be picked. Not only does picking a flower deny other people the chance to enjoy seeing it, but the plant will be weakened and the opportunity for it to set seed will be lost. Furthermore, the conditions under which an orchid grows are extremely specific and it would almost certainly perish if it were to be transported to another site.

 

 

 

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