Pyramidal Orchids

My sister Issy, and I have been using our time in lockdown to explore the countryside around where we live on the outskirts of Radstock.

On our daily walk yesterday we were delighted to come across a small population of Pyramidal orchids, Anacamptis pyramidalis, growing amongst a meadow of Oxeye daisies – we counted seven flower spikes and plan to return to the site regularly to see if we can find any more.

It is the first time we have seen orchids growing around where we live, and it was a very welcome discovery seeing as we are missing the plants in the school greenhouses so much!


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  1. Simon Pugh-Jones says:

    Great photos Jess and Issy – do you know the history of this land?

  2. Isabelle Rowland-Pilgrim says:

    Hello, My name is Izzy too. Excellent orchid spotting! It’s so exciting to find them and there seem to be more this year! I hope you have luck finding more 🙂