The Named Orchids
The Bird's Nest Orchid
Birdsnest orchid
This is a plant with no chlorophyll, that is, no green colour. It is found in the darkest parts of old beech woods amongst the leaf litter. Although they occur in several places around Dorset, the best I've seen are near Kingston in the Purbecks and at Powerstock Common. It is in flower through May and June.