Wild Harris

Frog Orchid

Frog Orchid 2 LCampbell.jpgFrog Orchid    (Photo: Laurie Campbell)

In damp areas on the machair, in places like Huisinis and Northton, the frog orchid can be found in patches of a few flowers. It is quite small so you have to look closely.

Frog Orchid 1 LCampbell.jpgFrog Orchid    (Photo: Laurie Campbell)

You have to use your imagination to see that the flower looks a bit like a frog. When they are fully opened they are a yellow-green colour – the same as a frog.

by Alison Tyler