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Hazel is one of the most common native tree species  found in the Burren

O’Kelly’s  Spotted-Orchid

One of the botanical jewels of the Burren, this delicately scented pure white orchid is worth investigation, not just for it’s scent but also to detect the frilly sides of each individual flower, a feature that helps distinguish it from other spotted orchids.

Autumn Lady’s-tresses

Wonderful spiral flowers of the rare orchid Autumn Lady’s -tresses in bloom at present in the Burren National Park, Co Clare and on the Aran Islands, Co Galway.

Gorse flowers

Beechwood Sickener

Hart’s Tongue Fern

Blackthorn, Sloe

Beautiful bonsai blackthorn in bloom in the Burren, Co Clare, announcing the arrival of Spring after a long winter



Bird’s nest orchid