Pyramidal Orchid - Anacamptis pyramidalis


The purple-pink flowers are small and clustered in a dense spike. Each flower has a long spur.

Identification difficulty

Grass banks, short turf, dunes etc.

When to see it

June to August.

UK Status


VC55 Status

Widespread but occasional in most of England, mainly coastal in the rest of Britain.

Further Information

Uncommon in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 4 of the 617 tetrads.

Leicestershire & Rutland Map


Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

UK Map