TQ1853 : Bird's-nest Orchids (Neottia nidus-avis)

near to Mickleham, Surrey, Great Britain

Bird's-nest Orchids (Neottia nidus-avis)
Bird's-nest Orchids (Neottia nidus-avis)
On White Hill. 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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year taken
2008
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TQ1853, 24 images   (more nearby)
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Date Taken
Saturday, 7 June, 2008   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 16 June, 2008
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Flora   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 18 53 [1000m precision]
WGS84: 51:16.1006N 0:18.1679W
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 18 53
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