30 Wild Marlow Days - Day 7

  • The beautiful plant in our logo is the Military Orchid. This wild orchid is now extremely rare in England, present in only a few sites, however they can be found in Marlow.

    It was thought to be extinct in the UK after 1930 until it was discovered lurking in 1947.

    The common name of this orchid derives from the helmet-shaped hood formed by the upper petals and sepals. It grows up to 60cm tall.

    Wild Marlow have planned a Military Orchid Hunt event in May. We remain hopeful that this event may be able to go ahead, if current Government restrictions are lifted in time.

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