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
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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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