Autumn Ladys-tresses

Common Name Autumn Ladys-tresses
Scientific Name Spiranthes spiralis
Family Orchid Family Orchidaceae
Interest
4
Description A small orchid found on chalk and limestone grassland. 
Read about this species in my Nature Diary blog:
Date Sort ascending Title Link to Article Edit
21-09-21 Autumn Ladys-tresses: spiralling down -
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This map shows the distribution of the species based on my records:

Purbeck Ridge (Ridgeway Hill and Steeple Hill)

Open Access, Site of Scientific Interest
4

Durlston Country Park

Dorset Council, National Nature Reserve, Site of Scientific Interest
5

Stonehill Down Nature Reserve

Dorset Wildlife Trust, Site of Scientific Interest
4

Townsend Nature Reserve

Dorset Wildlife Trust, Site of Scientific Interest
5

Ballard Down

National Trust, Site of Scientific Interest
3

Muckleford Chalk Pit

Open Access
2

Fontmell Down Nature Reserve

Dorset Wildlife Trust, National Trust, Site of Scientific Interest
5
This is the number of sites per recording area where I have found this species. Click/tap any area to see a list of the sites within that area:
Recording Area Number of Sites
North Dorset 1
Purbeck Coast 5
West Dorset 1
The number of records for each month for this species; it gives an idea of the best time to see it (although for plants this does not necessarily mean it was in flower):
Month No of Records
08: August 1
These are the National Vegetation Classification codes associated with this species:
NVC Codes Description Phase 1 Categories Description