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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Flower white

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
These are the National Vegetation Classification codes associated with this species:
NVC Codes Description Phase 1 Categories Description
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 sites where I have found this species:
Site Notes Record Date Report Date
Ballard Down

Present

19-08-09
Durlston Country Park Present
Fontmell Down Nature Reserve SSSI Notification
Muckleford Chalk Pit Recorded by others
Purbeck Ridge (Ridgeway Hill and Steeple Hill) Present
Stonehill Down Nature Reserve Present
Townsend Nature Reserve SSSI Notification