Pyramidal Orchid - Anacamptis pyramidalis

    Description

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

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    Grass banks, short turf, dunes etc.

    When to see it

    June to August.

    UK Status

    Perennial

    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.

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    Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

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