Edford Orchids

There are several types of Orchids in Edford meadows.

Common Spotted Orchid is now in flower, whilst the Green Winged Orchid are over now for the year, and the Bee Orchid are yet to appear.


Common spotted for how long?

Alongside the river between Harridge Woods East and West is a steep back at the side of a pasture field.   This used to have some of the best local displays of early wildflowers, although it was tending to scrub over as the cattle did not graze it.

Unfortunately it was cleared and sprayed with broad-leaf herbicide about a decade ago and has never really recovered.

I did manage to find some Common Spotted Orchids there today amongst the brambles and thistles that are now taking over.