Welcome to the Irish Orchid Society

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The Irish Orchid Society is for all people interested in growing and expanding their knowledge of orchids, from near and far. To find out more and become a member, click here.

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IOS News

A short report on the April meeting which included lots of orchid prizes and a presentation on naming conventions in the orchid world

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Monthly Musings

Growing masdevallias in the cool embrace of the Irish coast: My experience from Killiney by Massimiliano Mascherini

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Wild Orchids in Ireland

Wondering what orchid is featured in the background?
This is a Hammarbya paludosa, commonly known as a bog orchid. It can be found in boglands near slow running streams. A small, inconspicuous orchid which can reach 15 cm in height but usually grows to between 4 and 8 cm. The flowers have a sweet, cucumber-like scent.

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