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Plant identification => Plant identification => Topic started by: gertrude on April 25, 2021, 01:26:31 PM

Title: Military orchid ??
Post by: gertrude on April 25, 2021, 01:26:31 PM
I think this may be a miltary orchid, can someone confirm
Title: Re: Military orchid ??
Post by: Fleur Pavlidis on April 25, 2021, 07:07:50 PM
Look at Dactylorhiza. We have D romana on our mountain which is very variable in colour and markings,  but Iím not sure that this is that one.
 
Title: Re: Military orchid ??
Post by: gertrude on April 27, 2021, 12:59:45 PM
Thanks Fleur for your suggestion, but no,  Alistair came up with the answer Green winged orchid,  Orchis  morio. 
Just shows what happens when the land is allowed to go back to nature, alll sorts of things turn up..
Title: Re: Military orchid ??
Post by: Umbrian on April 28, 2021, 08:26:06 AM
Certainly do - the land around our first house here in Italy had been farmed before I started to create my garden and so there was little of great interest in the early years but I made many areas semi-wild and gradually things began to appear including a good stand of Orchis purpurea - Lady Orchid. It was thrilling to see the numbers increase each year.