Sudbury orchid is a blooming treat

BEAUTIFUL ORCHID: Jenny Weaks with a rare pyramidal orchid growing in Sudbury town centre.

BEAUTIFUL ORCHID: Jenny Weaks with a rare pyramidal orchid growing in Sudbury town centre.

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SUDBURY has recently been judged for the Anglia in Bloom competition – and the Free Press ran an alternative wildflower flower feature – and now Sudbury resident Jenny Weaks says she has discovered a rare orchid growing in a town centre location.

Jenny, of Blackfriars, spotted a pyramidal orchid – a long-stemmed flower with intricate individual blooms – while she was out walking.

“After I saw it, I went home and consulted my books and I’m sure its an orchid called a pyramidal orchid. If so, it certainly is a rare thing to find. I have seen spider orchids on Meadow Rise but never one of these before.”

Wildlife expert George Millins,of Little Waldingfield, said: “The orchid is indeed pyramidal, to give it its proper name Anacamptis Pyramidalis. Actually, they are not that rare – localised but not rare.”

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