Botanicals

‘The plant must be valued as a totally artistic and architectural structure.’ (Urformen der Kunst, 1929 Karl Blossfeldt)

This portfolio features some of the wildflowers of Ireland.

Irish Lady's Tresses

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Irish lady's tresses (Spiranthes romanzoffiana) is an extremely rare and endangered wild orchid, singled out in the first set of all-Ireland conservation action plans. With its beautifully arranged spiral of creamy white flowers atop a pale green stem and a sweet fragrance, it is a special experience when it reveals its presence. This specimen was photographed near the shores of Lough Neagh.