Founded: November 1960
Known from only one spot
around 10 miles from
Cookstown-an old sand
quarry. An elegant plant,one
of my favourites.
Occurs occasionally in Mid-
Ulster,usually in old quarries. A
beautiful plant which always gives
the same thrill when found.
Irish Ladies Tresses-the first
photo I took of this rare and iconic
plant..and the best. Near Brookend
Water Lobelia is sometimes seen in
autumn in the shallows of Lough Fea. It is
usually found in cool lakes in N.W.Ireland.
The plant has an ethereal beauty.
with flowers of a striking yellow,is
infrequent in damp woodland edges-
but not a common plant
Pink Purslane turns up now and again. It
was originally introduced to gardens a
few centuries ago, but is sometimes
found wild in shaded damp bare ground.
Bird’s Nest Orchid
Found in old woodland in Mid-Ulster
and perhaps more common than we
think, as it often grows in deep shade
and heavy undergrowth.
This striking Aster is found in a few spots
around the edges of Lough Fea.
The beautiful flowers are an attractive shade
The beautiful Marsh Helleborine
growing near Stewartstown-one
of only two sites in Mid-Ulster.
Greater Butterfly Orchid growing
12 miles s.w. of Cookstown.
Long-leaved Sun-dew has an
important site on a bog N.W. of
a few spots on Ballynahone Bog.