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Birds Nest Orchid 13





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Birds nest orchid

Symonds Yat, Herefordshire, 2008.


One of only 3 orchids completely dependent upon fungi. 

It contains no chlorophyll.  Its name refers to the tangle of its roots.




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It is a good indicator of Ancient Woodland, often growing in the gloom against a tree.





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