Orthilia secunda   Serrated Wintergeen R DD N

Orthilia secunda whole Orthilia secunda close

Seeking a flower on this plant proved too difficult this year. I went to this site at the foot of Cairngorm on to successive occasions but progress towards flowering seemed to be slower than I had expected. Returning later in July it was nearly over - it must have a much shorter flowering period than I had thought.

This plant is reasonably common in Scotland north of a line between Edinburgh and Glasgow but is found only in a few places elsewhere in the British Isles.

LHS: 17th June 2006 RHS: 17th July 2008 Near Loch Morlich, near Aviemore.

Added on 15th October 2006, updated 24th January 2011

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