LOCAL ORCHIDS

Although the Stour Area is predominantly arable, there are still patches that can support plants which need quite specific habitat conditions. Unfortunately, these areas are isolated and diminishing at an alarming rate. Protecting and creating habitat connectivity between these sites, is essential for the future long term survival of many species, including our beautiful native orchids.  

MANY OF THE LOCAL ORCHIDS CAN BE SEEN IN THE SLIDE SHOW BELOW

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Bee orchid (Ophrys apifera)

 

Bee orchid (Ophrys apifera var belgarum)

 

Bi-coloured Bee orchid (Ophrys apifera var bi-colour)

 

Wasp orchid (Ophrys apifera var trollii)

 

Greater butterfly orchid (Platanthera chlorantha)

 

Common spotted orchid (Dactylorhiza fuchsii)

 

Early purple orchid (Anacamptis mascula)

 

Green winged orchid (Anacamptis morio)

 

Pyramidal orchid (Anacamptis pyramidalis)

 

Violet helleborine (Epipactis purpurata)