The species was so at home that two crimson and purple rhodochila variants of the normally pink common spotted orchid
blossomed at the Coryton interchange.
Flowers like the cowslip, meadow cranesbill, common spotted orchid
and lady's bedstraw grow on special kinds of grassland which are often threatened by new building, road developments and grass cutting.
The restoration of the orchard, meadow maintenance, and hedgerow restoration has also encouraged birds such as jackdaws, kingfishers, little grebe and herons, as well as wildlife and wild flowers, including the Common Spotted Orchid
The Common Spotted Orchid
has halted plans for a pounds 65million, 700-cell prison in West Lothian.
The supporting cast includes yellow rattle, the last of the cowslips and the first pink spikes of common spotted orchid
Ecologists are opposed to the pounds 130m project because they fear it could make the common spotted orchid
Nature lovers have monitored the growth of the unusual variants of the Common Spotted Orchid
at Coryton roundabout in Cardiff for the last five years.
He personally counts the tiny flowers, mostly southern marsh orchid and common spotted orchid
, hidden in three acres of wild meadows and keeps a note of their progress.
GARDEN'S ROSY: Volunteer gardener Frank Donaghey at St Philip's Church, Birchencliffe * DELICATE FLOWER: The common spotted orchid
- or Dactylorhiza fuchsii - at Birchencliffe JH150611Abirchencliffe-02.
The other orchid species are the broad-leaved helleborine, common twayblade and common spotted orchid
Over the last few years two colonies of the Common Spotted Orchid
have established themselves on this bridleway.
PROTECTIVE Steve Lowe, of Northumberland Wildlife Trust, with a common spotted orchid