|Gymnadenia conopsea - chalk fragrant-orchid|
|Pure white Dactylorhiza fuchsii - common spotted-orchid|
So on Wednesday I went to another site in Denbighshire where there was an old record (no photographs) and with a large group of Denbighshire volunteers we split up and had a good search of the site. Once again, no Pseudorchis. However, on this occasion the orchid count was good (and I remembered my camera) so we had Gymnadenia conopsea (chalk fragrant orchid); Coeloglossum viride (frog orchid); Dactylorhiza fuchsii (common-spotted orchid); Dactylorhiza purpurella (northern marsh-orchid) and Neottia ovata (common twayblade). As well as the typical small plants of Coeloglossum there were some huge and leafy ones in the shade -has anyone else seen it this large? From a distance it looked like an Epipactis (helleborine) but close-up it was clearly still Coeloglossum.
|Typical small Coeloglossum viride - frog orchid|
|Large and leafy Coeloglossum growing in shade|