This year some of the grasses along the coastal path are being left uncut to promote the growth of wild flowers such as Bee Orchid, Birdsfoot Trefoil, Knapweed, Pyramidal Orchid
and Wild Thyme.
Some occur in our area, for example Scilla verna, the spring squill (Scilla verna), is common on the Mull of Galloway, while the Pyramidal Orchid
(Anacamptis pyramidalis) has been found in near Gatehouse of Fleet.
Tegeirian arall welais i oedd y tegeirian bera (Anacamptis pyramidalis; Pyramidal orchid
) sydd a'i ben yn ryw fath o driongl ac yn un welir yn lled aml ar dwyni tywod.
to the The number of wild flowers in this grassland area is also increasing every year and to my amazement a single pyramidal orchid
appeared last month.
Great drifts of thrift in full ower cushioned the dry stone walls, whilst the path wound between swathes of deep yellow trefoil - the 'eggs and bacon' plant (we didn't put it to the test!), ox-eye daisies, tall spikes of foxgloves and even the occasional pyramidal orchid
The pyramidal orchid
has bright purple flowers and grows up to 7in.
These included the scarce bee orchid, which has evolved to look like a female bee, and the pyramidal orchid
, which produces a strong scent to attract both day and night-flying moths and butterflies.
Great drifts of thrift in full flower cushioned the dry stone walls, whilst the path wound between swathes of deep yellow trefoil - the 'eggs and bacon' plant (we didn't put it to the test!), oxeye daisies, tall spikes of foxgloves and even the occasional pyramidal orchid
Grass Cutting There are several species of orchid found in and around the marsh including the Northern Marsh orchid, the Common Spotted orchid, the Marsh Fragrant orchid and the Pyramidal orchid
The pupil, who was making a natural colours palette from different plants, stumbled upon the pink flower and later showed it to a supervisor - who spotted it was a pyramidal orchid
The survey has so far discovered species that are new to Cannock Chase district, such as the Pine Hawk Moth, Water Purslain, Wild Parsnip and Pyramidal Orchid
One pyramidal orchid
was in flower behind a small complex of pools, with another in bud close by it.