Pyramidal Orchid

Latin Name:

Anacamptis pyramidalis

Manx Name:

Magglyn cughlinagh


June - September

Locations where this species is found:

These flowers are common among the dunes in the far north of the island, but can sometimes be found in other areas. They prefer drier soil than Common or Heath Spotted orchids.

This is one of several orchid species that are used to produce Salep: a sweet substance that can be used in food and drinks and is popular in the Middle East.

The Manx name for this flower is "Magglyn cughlinagh".
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