Ajuga pyramidalis. Pyramidal orchid.

Life-form & Growth Form:  

Hemicryptophyte. Herbaceous perennial. Little/no vegetative spread.  

Flowering period: 

May & June.  

Habitats: 

Free-draining slopes, rock crevices and shallow peat in open heathland and grassland growing over moderately acidic soils.

Threats:

Overgrazing results in reduced flowering and seed production. Under-grazing could result in shading from taller herbaceous species. Change of land use is a main threat as such continuance of traditional grazing regime is required. Ground disturbance by visitors may be an issue in localised areas. Damage by intentional or accidental fires may be an additional risk during warm, dry weather.

Static distribution map:
Ajuga pyramidalis
Ajuga pyramidalis

For an interactive map follow this link to the BSBI webpage