Monotropa hypopitys. Yellow bird’s-nest.

Life-form & Growth Form:

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

Flowering period: 

June to August.  


Shaded, scrubby woodland, typically under Fagus and Corylus.  


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