Bird’s-nest Orchid – Neottia nidus-avis

Bird's-nest Orchid - Neottia nidus-avis

Bird’s-nest Orchid (Neottia nidus-avis) – common in the south of England. An unusual plant – leafless and without the green chlorophyll of other plants. It grows as a parasite on the roots of trees, gaining nutrients from it’s host. Usually found in woodland, particularly under beech trees. Flowers from May to July.