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Beauty and the beast

Ploughshare serapias and fragrant orchid

I came across these two orchids growing cheek by jowl.

The one on the left is a ploughshare serapias and the one on the right is a fragrant orchid.

They could hardly create a greater contrast. One is so ugly it scarcely seems to warrant the classification of orchid, and the other is as dainty as a china teacup and smells like summer jasmine.

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