Hebridean Spotted Orchids
The Hebridean spotted orchid grows on the machairs or dunes that are near to the sea - and even the damp meadows near the sea. The orchid is specific to the western isles. The shells that are broken up in the sand have served to prepare the ground for this pretty wildflower. All wild orchids are protected by law ~ if you remove or disturb the ground - you can be fined or imprisoned - or both.