Flora of Northern Ireland
  • Orthilia secunda (L.) House - Serrated Wintergreen
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Orthilia secunda
© Ralph Forbes
Orthilia secunda
© Ralph Forbes
Orthilia secunda
© Ralph Forbes
Orthilia secunda
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(Map updated: March 2008)
 

This is a scarce, but perhaps overlooked, small herbaceous perennial of rock ledges and scree in upland situations, scattered in a few sites across the north of Northern Ireland and in County Fermanagh.

The flowers, which appear in midsummer, are bell-shaped, greenish in colour, and grouped so that they all face the same way.

All names: Orthilia secunda (L.) House; Ramischia secunda (L.) Garecke; Pyrola secunda L.