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RTPI – Meet Your Neighbours: Fringed Polygala

Even though the Fringed Polygala is not an orchid, the striking beauty of this small woodland wildflower is certainly reminiscent of one. In fact, a similar-looking native wild orchid, Grass Pink (pictured here), is found in some boggy areas not far from the greater Jamestown area. Other wild orchids even grow within the Jamestown City limits!


The ‘Meet Your Neighbours’ global biodiversity project is a worldwide photographic initiative dedicated to reconnecting people with the wildlife on their own doorsteps (wherever on the planet this doorstep happens to be) – and enriching their lives in the process. The animals and plants found in our immediate vicinity are vital to people: they represent the first, and for some, the only contact with wild nature we have.