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Monday, 1 June 2015

Man Orchid, Lincolnshire!

I checked out a new site last week for me just over the county border into Lincolnshire for Man Orchid (Orchis anthropophora). Parking up on a nearby road verge at Copper Hill LWT, it wasn't long before I saw the target species by the road side verge. Over the next hour I noted at least 25 Man Orchids on the verges and also a new plant for me in the UK in the form of Common Star of Bethlehem (Ornithogalum umbellatum) .

Here is the link for this excellent little reserve: http://www.lincstrust.org.uk/reserves/Dukes-Covert-Copper-Hill


Close up of the Man Orchid flowers.

Side view of one of the Man Orchids.

Seen on the road side verge!

Common Star of Bethlehem.





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