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Think it’s a northern marsh orchid, found a few this week in a field near where I live. Anyone know whether they are rare etc and if it’s worth notifying anyone?  What’s a bit weird is the field is in Coal Board land, open access, and is somewhat secluded. But someone keeps dying to block off access in a very botched up way and I’m wondering whether they simply don’t want people trampling around these orchids. 


In reply to willgriggsonfire:

> But someone keeps dying 

Is this some zompire thing?! 

In reply to willgriggsonfire:

https://www.plantlife.org.uk/uk/discover-wild-plants-nature/plant-fungi-species/northern-marsh-orchid

Status: Green - Least concern

I spotted loads of its southern cousin on Monday.

 Doug 05 Jun 2021
In reply to willgriggsonfire:

This gives an idea of its distribution

https://www.brc.ac.uk/plantatlas/plant/dactylorhiza-purpurella

 toad 05 Jun 2021
In reply to willgriggsonfire:

I remember getting really stressed seeing the council bulldozing orchids on Shetland.  Then I realised they were everywhere on every road verge I passed!

In reply to toad:

Thanks guys. Reckon I might pick a load then.....

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In reply to willgriggsonfire:

Inherited some when we got the house a few years back, there's a nice patch of wildflower lawn out the back. Got seven orchids last year, means I only have to Strim twice a year too (sorry for the boasting, cnat help meself). 

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