Rare orchid found
A rare and endangered orchid has been discovered blooming again in Gloucestershire.
The red hellborine Caphalanthera, once on the brink of extinction, only exists on three sites in England.
Now 30 plants are thriving at the secret National Trust beech woodlands site in the Cotswolds, where seven years ago there were only three.
Trust countryside ranger Tim Jenkins said conservation work was ongoing to allow the orchid to flourish.
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He said: "We don't fully understand how the plant reproduces here as the particular bee that normally pollinates it, in Europe, isn't found in the UK.
"We've tried manually pollinating the orchid and even taking cuttings but we've not had any luck yet but we are sharing our knowledge with experts at Kew Gardens and Natural England."