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Northern Marsh Orchid

Observed: 10th June 2009 By: bill riley
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - course complete
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Northern Marsh orchid 12
Description:

Purple orchid growing on Skye in acidic marshy grassland with sphagnum.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

countyspotter's picture

Do orchids prefer acidic

Do orchids prefer acidic soils to alkaline? Thanks.

Chris Metherell's picture

Acidic orchids?

Depends on the orchid I'm afraid, although most like neutral or alkaline soils, Goodyera repens for example also (in fact very often) grows in very acid conditions.

Chris Metherell
BSBI VC Recorder
North Northumberland