Flora of Northern Ireland
  • Anacamptis pyramidalis (L.) Rich. - Pyramidal Orchid - Orchidaceae
Anacamptis pyramidalis
© Robert Thompson
Anacamptis pyramidalis
© Robert Thompson
Anacamptis pyramidalis
© Mark Wright
Anacamptis pyramidalis
(Map updated: March 2008)
 

Pyramidal Orchid (Anacamptis pyramidalis) is so-called because of the obvious rounded-pyramid shape to the flowering spike, especially when young (but some other orchids like Dactylorhiza fuchsii also show this shape when young).

The colour of the flowers is a beautiful deep pink; they are visited by moths and butterflies which feed on the nectar at the base of the long slender spur.

All names: Anacamptis pyramidalis (L.) Rich.