During their two-day botanical hunt, the group felt fortunate and thrilled to have seen seventeen different species of orchids, from the small twayblade
, Listera australis, to the large and regal lady's-slipper, Cypripedium reginae.
Ophrys cordata (L.): Heart-Leaved, Lesser or Double-Leaf Twayblade
While the wet weather has been good for mosses and plants such as early gentian, bee orchids, twayblade
, pyramidal and common spotted orchids, the Trust said the list of losers is much longer.
Liparis liliifolia (L.) Rich.: (+); Large Twayblade
or Mauve Sleekwort; rare; woody old field along west fence; BSUH 12342.
The abundant plant life includes agrimony, Dyer's greenweed, St John's wort, adder's-tongue fern, cowslip and common twayblade
, as well as early purple orchid, common spotted orchid, bee orchid, and greater butterfly orchid, which occur in glades in the scrub.
. Found by Homoya in Jackson County on the Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refuge (1990).
It is mainly a patchwork of blanket bog and heather on rolling hills, with many rare plants such as the cloudberry - a mountain blackberry - and the lesser twayblade
. Breeding birds include the black grouse, red grouse, curlew and merlin.
The area supports a rich variety of plants such as agrimony, dyer's greenweed, St John's wort, adder's-tongue fern, cowslip, and common twayblade
, as well as early purple orchid, common spotted orchid, bee orchid, and greater butterfly orchid.