Lough Allen Basin

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This Site explores a specific area of north west Ireland, shows off itís great attractions and suggests some ideas for Conservation of the Environment and developing high level employement for people living in the area



Environmental topics: The Place / Birdlife / Unique Flora / Pollan

Q. What does this rare Plant look like?

Spiranthes romanzoffiana

Specimens from Lough Allen

Here is a collection of Photographs from the east shore of Lough Allen taken in 2008

Irish Ladyís Tresses (Spiranthes romanzoffiana) is a very periodic flowerer. It may disappear for years and then re-appear abundantly years later. It is not known how long they have occurred around Lough Allen. These pictures were taken on the east side of Lough Allen in the Summer of 2008

Use of Images:

Please feel free to use any of the following images. We would appreciate if you acknowledged the source. The images reproduced below have been much reduced in size to facilitate Web use. (Please contact us if you need larger files for printing, etc.)

Lough Allen and the rest of Ireland:

Lough Allen has at least 200 (previously under-recorded) specimens of S. romanzoffiana in a number of sites arrayed about the lake near the water level. Other established locations in Ireland where S. romanzoffiana may be found include Lough Neagh,  Lough Mask, Mayo (at least 200 specimens may also be found here), Kerry and Donegal.

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Bumble Bee fertilising a flower.


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