fen orchid


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Noun1.fen orchid - small terrestrial orchid of eastern North America and Europe having two nearly basal leaves and dull yellow-green racemose flowersfen orchid - small terrestrial orchid of eastern North America and Europe having two nearly basal leaves and dull yellow-green racemose flowers
orchid, orchidaceous plant - any of numerous plants of the orchid family usually having flowers of unusual shapes and beautiful colors
genus Liparis - genus of terrestrial and epiphytic orchids; pantropical to temperate
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The reserve is also home to a wide variety of rare and endangered species of plants and animals, including the Fen Orchid.
However, a walk in the dunes at Kenfig National Nature Reserve, near Bridgend, could bring you into contact with one of the more threatened plants in north-west Europe, the fen orchid.
But conservation groups including the RSPB, Buglife, Plantlife and Butterfly Conservation warned there needed to be more focus in the plans on saving individual species ranging from the fen orchid to the cuckoo.
Expansion and quality improvement for the habitat type, humid dune slacks , including habitat suitable for the close whorl snail, mottled white-faced darter and the fen orchid.
But new plans to rejuvenate Wales' sand dunes hope to save these species and create new areas of bare, open dunes, helping wildlife thrive and stopping the loss of coastal flowers such as the fen orchid.
This week diggers will move into Kenfig Nature Reserve, near Porthcawl, to create new areas of bare, open sand dunes with the goal of stopping the loss of coastal flowers such as the Fen Orchid.
And as for plants the small white orchid and fen orchid are each only found at four locations.
From hundreds of inventoried samples only 34 were selected in northern Poland, which at the same time is the area of the most important refuges in the country of the rare plant species marsh saxifrage (Saxifraga hirculus), fen orchid (Liparis loeselii) and slender green feather moss (Hamatocaulis vernicosu).
Breeding lapwing and curlew numbers have both declined by up to 80% for instance; the marsh fritillary butterfly and the belted beauty moth which only exists on one site in North Wales now, and as for plants the small white orchid and fen orchid are each only found at four locations.
The brown hare, red squirrel, grey partridge, great-crested newt, medicinal leech, wild asparagus and fen orchid are just some of the better known species on the list.
The dune landscape at Kenfig is a nationally recognised treasure and supports 90 per cent of the UK population of the rare fen orchid.