Gymnadenia borealis - Fragrant Orchid
Previously known as Gymnadenia conopsea
(Druce) F.Rose, Fragrant Orchid can be found on a relatively few heaths and moors. However, where it occurs it can often be found in large numbers and be seen year after year, especially on some of the Lizard heaths. Sites include Predannack Reserve (SW61Y, 1987, S.M.Hocking), near Trenoon (SW71E, 1992, C.N.French), a heath north of Kuggar (SW71J, 1994, D.T.Holyoak), south west of Polkerth (SW72F, 1998, R.J.Murphy), Carn Moor (SW75W, 1992, I.J.Bennallick), Rosenannon Downs (SW96N, 1993, I.J.Bennallick), Pinsla Downs (SX16D, 1989, T.J.Dingle) and Redrice Down (SX16N, 1997, M.Atkinson).
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French, C.N., Murphy, R.J. & Atkinson, M. 1999. Flora of Cornwall. Wheal Seton Press, Camborne.