Magairlín na mbeach
Orchidaceae- The Orchid Family
June to July
Limestone grasslands, sandy banks
Red list of Irish Vascular plants, occurs locally throughout the Burren
Flowers of the Bee orchid mimic the shape and scent of a bumble bee, producing a most beautiful and intriguing wild orchid
Stout pale green stems support big flowers(15-20mm) with pink sepals and a broad velvety-brown labellum with golden-yellow markings.
Flowers mimic the shape and scent of a bumble bee, producing a most beautiful and intriguing wild orchid
Uses and other points of interest:
There are no specific uses recorded for Bee Orchids in Ireland.
Pure joy! I love this wonderful orchid and thoroughly recommend spending some quiet time with these smiling wonders
Wildlife (NI) Order, 1985
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