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Deep pink flowers with a 3-lobed lip and a long spur. Flowers to be seen from June to August. Flower heads can be dense, conical or domed. The flowers in Ireland are more rich and intense in colours. Pollination is by long-tongued butterflies and moths.
Local but common in Ireland on grassland, dry banks and sand dunes.
Spotted on Jul 2, 2011
Submitted on Jul 6, 2011