[OGD] Epipactis sancta blooming at Lindisfarne National Nature Reserve.(UK)

"in flower at Lindisfarne National Nature Reserve...
The Lindisfarne Helleborine... is found nowhere else... with... around 300 
plants confined to the reserve...

Recent genetic research has proved this plant to be sufficiently distinct 
from its orchid relatives to merit species status...
was given the scientific name Epipactis sancta.
...
Natural England reserve warden Andrew Craggs said: "... few people know 
that here in North East England we have a plant that grows nowhere else..."

The Lindisfarne National Nature Reserve is managed by Natural England and 
covers more than 3,500 ha of sand dunes, dune slacks, coastal grassland, 
saltmarsh and tidal mudflats from Cheswick Black Rocks to Budle Point."

URL : 
http://www.northumberlandgazette.co.uk/news/See-the-Northumberland-orchid-that39s.5446901.jp

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Regards,

VB


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