Orchid Observers Talk
That looks like a hybrid - northern marsh x heath spotted?
This is an interesting looking plant; it may be a bee/fly orchid hybrid - can you send us a close up of the flower? Cheers, Mark Spencer
That's a butterfly orchid, we'll have to wait to see which one!
Hi, that's a butterfly orchid but I'm not sure which; you'll have to wait for it to ope!
Hi, this is a butterfly orchid but I'm not sure which one. Mark S.
Hi, that's sward-leaved helleborine, Not one of our target species but a fabulous plant! Thanks, Mark
Dear Rich, I sent a lot of my childhood in Cornwall, hence the drawn out vowel!
Hi, I have excellent advice that suggests this may be lizard orchid!
Sorry, that's not an orchid. It's a member of the Iris family. - Libertia formosa, a non-native from Chile that is now common on Scilly
Hi, that's a lardy orchid. Not one of our target species but outside of Kent a very rare plant. Mark S
I think that's the first one of the year for heath spotted-orchid. Mark
That's the early spider orchid, not one of our target species but a fine plant! Thanks, Mark S
Brilliant! Possibly worthwhile talking to the land owner and seeing if they'll ease off on the maintenance.
Oh my, that really is rather a poor thing!
The reason I think GBO is because this is from the Isle of Wight. there are no recent (?) records of lesser BO from there. Time will tell...
Hi, I agree. probably common spotted-orchid judging by the habitat. but we'll have to wait until the flowers open to be sure. Mark S.
Hi, I'm going to guess that this is a greater butterfly orchid!
Based on the leaves, you are indeed right! For some reason, possibly my favourite orchid in the UK.
Hi, no worries, we all make mistake, even us 'professionals'! This is a rather odd individual. Bog-orchids have very small green, flowers.
If only every early purple orchid site were like this - are real treasure, lucky you! Mark Spencer
Common spotted orchid - can often be identified at this stage by the shorter, blunt-tipped basal leaf.
Hi, that's one of the butterfly orchids; it doesn't look like it's going to flower this year though. You'll have to keep an eye on it.
Wow, that is such a lovely image of bird's nest.
That's early purple orchid; it will probably flower in a couple of weeks.
Hi probably common spotted; we'll have to wait and see!
Hi, this looks like a butterfly orchid - as yet it's not possible to tell the difference.
Hi, yes, that is indeed a white green-winged orchid; please do record as such. many thanks. In colour GWO is a very variable species.
Hi, yes it is. The two large broad leaves are very distinctive
Hi, this looks like a twayblade to me.
I really like this lovely albino early purple orchid.
Lovely image, this is exceptionally early - is it cultivated?
Hmm,what's this one going to be? butterfly?
A superb picture of the wonderful early spider orchid - the species that inspired this research!
Lovely image - three records in one: celandine, primrose and early purple orchid!