News & Views - O'Kelly Orchid

Dactylorhiza fuchsii var. Okellyi or O’Kellys spotted Orchid, has no mythical connection to the O’Kelly clan as
such.It owes it’s name to Brendan O’Kelly, amateur botanist, of Ballyvaughan, Co Clare, who discovered it in the late 19th century. It share it’s place with 26 others of the family Orchidaceae, and can be found in field and lane ways of the Burren in Co. Clare. It grows to a hight of about 10 inches and is known for it’s sweet fragrance, blossoming in the summer months of July/August.