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Lady orchids

Lady orchids

There’s a particular spot  in the olive grove which always has loads of these robust orchids.

When I went to take my photograph, I had to be very careful to choose a moment when the dogs were distracted elsewhere, otherwise they would charge in to join me and break all the flower spikes.

The lady orchid is supposedly so named because the individual flowers look like a lady in regency dress and bonnet.

There’s another orchid called the ‘naked man’ orchid for reasons that are obvious when you look at it. Its scientific name is ‘orchis italica’, and sometimes it’s called the ‘Italian man’ orchid!

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  1. May 18, 2012 at 7:15 pm

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