TQ1853 : Bird's-nest Orchids, Cockshoot Wood

taken 1 year ago, near to Headley, Surrey, Great Britain

Bird's-nest Orchids, Cockshoot Wood
Bird's-nest Orchids, Cockshoot Wood
A group of Bird's-nest Orchids (Neottia nidus-avis) on Cockshoot Hill, with both this year's plants about to flower and last year's plants still in situ having seeded.

This species is saprophytic, feeding on leaf litter in deep shade, and therefore has no need for chlorophyll, hence the lack of any green colour. The name "birds nest" refers to the shape of the roots (not that they should be dug up to investigate!)
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Date Taken
Saturday, 29 April, 2017   (more nearby)
Friday, 23 June, 2017
Geographical Context
Wild Animals, Plants and Mushrooms  Woodland, Forest 
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Place (from Tags)
Cockshoot Wood 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 188 536 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:16.2039N 0:17.8845W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 188 537
View Direction
West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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Birds Nest Orchid  Neottia Nidus-Avis  Saprophyte 

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