Wednesday, 13 May 2015

Early Purple

The Early Purple Orchid (Orchis mascula)

One of our wild orchids.
 A perennial herbaceous plant that flowers from April to June growing to a height 50 to 60 cm.









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    1. Thanks Margaret, yes, but they soon die off so you have to catch them at the right time.

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    1. You definitely couldn't create it Wilma.{:))

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  3. Hoping to spot bee orchids in my local reserve again this year! Not as tall as those beauties though.

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    1. They are about the tallest I think out of the species I see Simon.

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  4. Hey Roy... Love your new header,just gorgeous!!!!
    This Orchid is just gorgeous too. What a sight that must be when they show up in a field of green, even the plants leaves are pretty !

    Grace

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  5. Kauniin kesäiset kuvat :) RONJA

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  6. Beautiful wild orchid flower, beautifully photographed.
    Here they do not bloom.
    Greetings Tinie

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    1. Thanks Tinie, yes they only like certain soil conditions.

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  7. Just lovely Roy, I always worry about these as they are easily trampled on by those who don't know!

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    1. Thanks Suzie, these are on a nature reserve.

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  8. What a great plant, and great pictures too!

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  9. Le temps des orchidées est un moment de bonheur.
    Jolies photos Roy

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    1. Merci Nathalie, Ah oui Bonheur. {:))

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  10. Orchids, and wild, are very beautiful !!

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  11. That is definitively an orchid one can't miss in a field!
    Lovely photos, Roy!
    I haven't looked yet but I should have a couple of species around here.
    Great post, beautiful colours :)

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  12. Hi Roy, I don't know if you already had my comment, my internetconnection is &^^%^&&*. But, I love these photo's of the wild Orchid, lucky you! Your header is also amazing, I like it very much.

    Have a nice weekend,

    Marianne

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  13. Gorgeous orchids! The colour is beautiful.

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    1. They are quite tall as well Gunilla.

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