Photos: Abbey Hill, the Burren
Parasitic on the roots of Thyme, Thymus polytrichus.
Short spike of creamy-yellow flowers, red-flushed. Stigma-lobes partially fused. Glandular hairs on lower lip. Purplish-red stems. Height 10-25cm.
(Photographs show plant dying back after flowering.)
Very local, population size can vary from year to year. Found on base-rich rocky slopes near N and W Irish coasts.