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Fen orchid

(Liparis loeselii)

Fen orchid © first-nature.com.

Fen orchid © first-nature.com.

One of our rarer plants, its pretty pale yellow flowers liven up our wetlands.

The leaves wrap around the bottom of the single stem which supports several flowers towards the top of the plant.

Distribution

Found only in Norfolk, south Wales and north Devon.

Habitat

As its name suggests, this is an orchid of fens and moist dunes.