The bee orchid Ophrys apifera in flower

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British Orchid guide

This guide introduces 29 native species of UK orchid and gives details of how to identify them and where they may be found.

On each page you will find:

  • a photo of the orchid and a written description
  • notes on habitat and a UK distribution map
  • usual flowing dates for the plant
  • notes on similar species

The guide was produced as part of the Orchid observers project.