Monotropa hypopitys. Yellow bird’s-nest.

Life-form & Growth Form:

Non-bulbous geophyte. Herbaceous erennial. Rhizomatous, rhizome shortly creeping. 

Flowering period: 

June to August.  

Habitats: 

Shaded, scrubby woodland, typically under Fagus and Corylus.  

Threats:

Habitat loss and fragmentation through woodland clearance. Lack of fencing around woodlands allows livestock to enter and destroy ground layer vegetation. Under-grazing within woodlands allows species rich ground flora to become shaded out by scrub.  

Static distribution map:
Monotropa hypopitys
Monotropa hypopitys
For an interactive map follow this link to the BSBI webpage