The orchid season is nearly over. But what a finale it puts on for us in Britain and Ireland, with the Autumn Lady’s Tresses orchid, Spiranthes spiralis.
So many of you have been coming across these dainty little spikes of flowers which wind their way around the stem in a spiral rather than curled hair. They are also weirdly fluffy when you crouch down and take a proper look at them.
Here are some of your best finds:
— Swallow Birding (@SwallowBirding) August 26, 2017
— Kingfisher (@Barbus59) August 27, 2017
— Bill Macdonald (@billmacbirding) August 11, 2017
You can see more native orchids that #wildflowerhour members found on our Orchids, Orchids, Orchids page.
from #wildflowerhour http://www.wildflowerhour.co.uk/blog/2017/09/01/autumn-ladys-tresses/