<%@LANGUAGE="JAVASCRIPT" CODEPAGE="1252"%> Heath Spotted Orchid

 

 
Heath Spotted Orchid
 

 

Heath Spotted Orchid differs from the similar Common Spotted Orchid in having flowers with a short central tooth on the lower lip instead of lobes, and on a spike that is shorter and less pointed.

This is an acid loving plant which is generally found on moors, heaths and in bogs. In flower from early to mid summer.

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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