an orchid by accident
By audave2505, Jul 3 2020 08:00AM
On one of my regular rambles locally, mainly searching for butterflies, I stumbled across this lovely orchid sadly starting to "go over" a bit. However like the Bug Orchid I recently discussed in this blog, it was the aroma which attracted my attention to it. The Fragrant Orchid has a similar vanillary scent and these two species are some of the few European orchids which have a perfume. They are quite a late flowering species - meaning June here - and are generally a limestone grassland species, so we are fortunate to have them here as we only have fairly small enclaves of this geology locally.
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