SU1263 : Lesser Butterfly Orchid (Platanthera bifolia)

taken 7 years ago, near to West Stowell, Wiltshire, Great Britain

Lesser Butterfly Orchid (Platanthera bifolia)
Lesser Butterfly Orchid (Platanthera bifolia)
Much more catholic in its habitat tastes than its close relative, the Greater Butterfly Orchid, this particular example is on chalk grassland. It differs from the Greater Butterfly Orchid in its smaller and generally neater appearance and the pollinia in the flowers, which in the Lesser are parallel, whereas in the Greater they diverge markedly.

Behind is a Common Spotted Orchid (Dactylorhiza fuchsii) in bud.
Creative Commons Licence [Some Rights Reserved]   © Copyright Ian Capper and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.
1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright
1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright
TIP: Click the map for Large scale mapping
Change to interactive Map >
Grid Square
SU1263, 46 images   (more nearby )
Photographer
  (find more nearby)
Date Taken
Friday, 11 June, 2010   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 14 June, 2010
Category
Flora   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 12 63 [1000m precision]
WGS84: 51:22.2255N 1:49.3091W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 12 63
View Direction
Southeast (about 135 degrees)
Looking for a postcode? Try this pageExternal link
Clickable map
+


Image classification(about): Supplemental image
This page has been viewed about 34 times.
View this location: KML (Google Earth) · Google MapsExternal link · Bing MapsExternal link · OS Map Checksheet · Geograph Map · geotagged! More Links for this image
NW N NE
W Go E
SW S SE
[Mark
You are not logged in login | register