Greater Butterfly Orchid

Platanthera chlorantha

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There are hundreds of flowering orchids on our hay meadows

Greater butterfly orchid is one of our film star species that is thriving in our hay meadows

We give it time to flower, be pollinated by moths and set seed before we cut the hay.

On Cae Trawscoed, just a two-minute walk from our Stable Block, we can have over a thousand flower spikes of greater butterfly orchid.

Across Waun Las you can also find heath-spotted, common-spotted and southern marsh orchids, mainly on our hay meadows and grazed pastures.