marsh orchid


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marsh orchid

n
(Plants) any of various orchids of the genus Dactylorhiza, growing in damp places and having mostly purplish flowers
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Noun1.marsh orchid - any of several orchids of the genus Dactylorhiza having fingerlike tuberous rootsmarsh orchid - any of several orchids of the genus Dactylorhiza having fingerlike tuberous roots; Europe and Mediterranean region
orchid, orchidaceous plant - any of numerous plants of the orchid family usually having flowers of unusual shapes and beautiful colors
Dactylorhiza, genus Dactylorhiza - genus of terrestrial orchids of Europe and Asia and North Africa
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Most of the more common species are coming into full flower, particularly the northern marsh orchid.
Author Gareth Rowlands, a Marsh Orchid on Newborough Warren and the book cover
Degraded areas of peat have been restored and are now teeming with wildlife, including the narrowleaved marsh orchid and the hornet robber-fly.
Plantlife warned that without action to protect wild plants, critically endangered flowers such corn buttercup, fringed gentian and the yellow early marsh orchid could be next to disappear.
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.
Along the way you'll spot seabirds such as the arctic tern and wild flowers including the rock rose and northern marsh orchid. The walk carries on to the sand dunes at Embleton Bay, and that's your cue to head back along the same route to Craster.
Banana Grove looked to face a stiff task in the older-horse maiden but defied his long odds under Paddy Mathers to score by three-quarters of a length from the well-supported 1-2 chance Marsh Orchid.
Natives like buttercup, marsh orchid, ragged robin, sea heath, trailing heather or yellow rattle
Many of our other orchids can be found on sandy soil, particularly the northern marsh orchid with its upright spike of dense purple-red flowers.
Rhai o'r rhai y gwnaethon nhw eu darganfod oedd y tegeirian llydanwyrdd (Platanthera chlorantha; Greater butterfly-orchid), tegeirian y gors gogleddol (Dactylorhiza purpurella; Northern marsh orchid), y tegeirian brych (Dactylorhiza fucchsii; common spotted orchid) a'r cofnod cyntaf ym Mon o degeirian y gors deheuol (Dactylorhiza praetermissa; southern marsh orchid).
"These reserves are home to not only a huge variety of birds but also rare butterflies such as the purple hairstreak at Lavernock Point in [the Vale of] Glamorgan and scarce plants like the southern marsh orchid on the Solutia Meadows in Gwent.
Of special interest here are the whorled caraway, Welsh broad-leaved marsh orchid and the small-flowered evening-primrose.