Range & Status
Native. European Temperate orchid. Largely restricted to southern Britain and Ireland. It has suffered a considerable decline.
Restricted to The Lizard, mostly on the western coast (SW61), and Rosemullion Head (SW72).
Habitat & Ecology
Cliff-top, sedge-rich turf and herb-rich grassland.
The population is fairly stable with no apparent threats.
The extant sites are all protected; Rosemullion Head is managed by the National Trust and The Lizard sites are managed by Natural England and the National Trust.