TOP TEN in the Orchids Challenge in the Wildflowers of the World Group, May 2013
TOP TEN (4th place) in the ‘Wildflowers in the Sun’ challenge in the ‘Wildflowers of the World’ group, 24th August 2014.
TOP TEN (3rd place) in the Avatar Challenge in the Plants At Risk Group, 22nd May 2016
Endangered And Vulnerable Plants Group, 30th September 2011
Highlands and Islands Photographers Group, 29th May 2016
Earth’s All Natural Group, 25th June 2016
The Glory Of Summer Group, 30th June 2016
This Heath Spotted Orchid was found in Glen Coe, in the Scottish Highlands on 27th July. It was in slightly marshy ground, very well hidden in fairly dense undergrowth. The purple line markings are very distinctive and the leaves have little black spots all along the length This picture was recently featured in the Endangered and Vulnerable plants group.
Camera used: Nikon Coolpix E3200
Shown here as a greetings card: