West Highland Flora

Bog Orchid


Hammarbya paludosa

 

Hammarbya paludosa

Photo Carl Farmer
13 Jul 2003 Sligachan, Skye
Open flower near top 2 mm across

Rare and hard to spot, in boggy ground

Height c3-6 cm.  Flower diameter c 2-2.5 mm

ID: Unmistakable

Other features: A very small plant.  Flowers green, upside-down compared to other orchids, with the "lip" at the top, and the largest sepal, which often forms a "hood" in other orchids, at the bottom.  Leaves often have tiny bulbils along the margin near the tip.

 

Hammarbya paludosa

Photo Carl Farmer
13 Jul 2003 Sligachan, Skye
Open flower near top 2 mm across

  Hammarbya paludosa

Photo Carl Farmer
13 Jul 2003 Sligachan, Skye

 

Hammarbya paludosa

Photo Carl Farmer
13 Jul 2003 Sligachan, Skye
Plant 4 cm high

 

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