Burnt-tip orchid Orchis ustulata
|Status||Red - Endangered & Critically Endangered|
|Best Time to See||May, June|
A white orchid with a deep crimson peak - the "burnt tip" in question.
It was once more common than it is now. The burnt-tip orchid holds on in short downland turf, and occasionally strays into meadows. It is the County Flower of Wiltshire, where the largest colonies can be found.
Confined to a scattering of sites in southern England, especially the Wiltshire Downs.
Best time to see
Flowers from May to June.