This week Christine was kind enough to help me learn something about our local Orchids and the pictures were so lovely I have presented them here.

The Early Purple Orchid often has spotted leaves but sometimes doesn’t. The second is a Common Spotted Orchid whose markings vary a great deal. They aren’t out yet but are something to look forward to. Thanks Christine.

Early Purple Orchid: Orchis mascula
Common Spotted Orchid
Common Spotted Orchid: Dactylorhiza fuchsii