Early Purple Orchids

Found a nice colony of Early Purple Orchids on the outskirts of Exeter yesterday

I’ve seen them here before but last year they had a bad year and I thought that they had gone – but they are back

Simple purple flowers and spotted leaves

4 thoughts on “Early Purple Orchids

  1. Photographed a lone Early Purple in a lane I use to get from one BBS transect to the other – there were none there last year and I thought I wouldn’t find them again. Now all I need is the return of the Silver-washed Fritillaries – but someone removed their favourite hogweed plant so I may not find those.

  2. They are lovely flowers. I photographed some yesterday in the Peak District in one of the limestone dales. I’m surprised that they grow on Dartmoor; I don’t think there’s much limestone there.

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