Jersey (Loose-Flowered) Orchid


Latin name: Anacamptis laxiflora 

These plants grow up to 1 metre in height and likes to grow in damp grassland areas.

Damp grassland habitats like the National Trust for Jersey’s Le Noir Pré meadow at Le Mare au Seigneur Site of Special Interest in St Ouen’s Bay. This type of orchid is a continental species not present on the British mainland. These orchids bloom with rich pinkish purple flowers from May through June. White and pink flower variations can be seen in the wild. Thanks to the consistent management through conservation efforts there are more Jersey orchids than ever before. We all need to look after them.