Southern Marsh Orchid

The Southern Marsh Orchid appears from May to July, with various shades of purple and variable markings. The species can be found across Europe, and is found close to water, in damp alkaline meadows, by ponds, lakes or reservoirs and in dune slacks.

The flowers of this species are pollinated by insects including the cuckoo bee and skipper butterfly.

This shot was captured close to the Cleator Moor Activity Centre.

Southern Marsh Orchid
Southern Marsh Orchid

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