Gymnadenia species (probably Gymnadenia densiflora)

The fragrant orchids have recently been separated into three different species and in our area we have the one with the most densely packed flower-spike. If you see one in flower then do sniff – it’s worth the effort. Not easy to find though; the most I’ve seen were at the end of the golf course at Coatham, just off the path and at the base of a grassy old dune.

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