Creeping lady’s-tresses Goodyera repens
|Status||Amber - Vulnerable and Near-Threatened|
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This attractive wild orchid has small white flowers twisting up the stem, as well as a little circle of leaves at the bottom, and often appears in small mats.
It is found in the mountains and on the east coast of Scotland, as well as at a few sites in the Lake District and the Cheviots in the north of England.
It grows in woods, under Scots pine and often birch.
Best time to see
Flowers between July and August.
It is frequently smothered by brambles and other coarse plants, and is also threatened by clear-felling of forests, even if new trees are planted.