Machair Orchids - Northton

Northton, Isle of Harris, Outer Hebrides

Type:Flora and Fauna - Machair

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These orchids flower in June and July when the machair is at its best . The machair is a fertile grassland habitat found on the west coast of the Outer Hebrides where the calcium rich shell sand and centuries of traditional cultivation has led to the creation of a fertile soil.

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