Photographs: Sherkin Island, Cork
Scented white flowers with yellow-green lip in single spiral.
Basal rosette of oval blue-green leaves next to stem-base, not encircling.
Round stem with bract-like scales. Small, slender, erect plant. Height: 7-20cm.
Found on dry, nutrient-poor, calcareous grassland, dunes, cliff-tops.
Occasional to locally frequent, often coastal. S and W Ireland.
Similar: Irish Ladys-tresses, S. romanzoffiana
Above: Barley Cove, Co.Cork. August 2008