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Photo taken 4/8/13 at Houghton Regis Chalk Pit nature reserve, Beds.

Quite a rare flower, but despite it's name it is not restricted to the Chilterns - it can be found on other chalk grassland in other parts of the southeast of England. It flowers between August and September.

 

Photo taken 4/8/13 at Houghton Regis Chalk Pit nature reserve, Beds.

 

Photo taken 4/8/13 at Houghton Regis Chalk Pit nature reserve, Beds.