This is a variant of Bee Orchid, colloquially called Wasp Orchid because of the pointed lip. Once thought to be a separate species it is now considered a variant of Bee Orchid. Seen a Minchinhampton Common, Gloucestershire.
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- Tue Jun 14, 2016 10:06 am
- Forum: Wildflowers
- Topic: Fly Orchid & v. ochroleuca
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Sue and I have just spent a couple of days in Hampshire where we saw the rare ochroleuca variant of Fly Orchid which grows at Noar Hill. Here’s the ‘normal’ plant Fly Chappetts Copse.jpg and here’s the ochroleuca, which lacks anthocyanin, though this year the plant is showing more of a magenta fring...
Can’t find any orchids flowering locally except bizarrely a single Northern Marsh Orchid in full flower at Burton Mere yesterday, inaccessible as it was on hallowed ground 25 yards in front of the hide! The bluebells on the other hand have been in fine fettle but nearing the end now. Jeff Bluebell B...
- Tue Oct 06, 2015 11:23 am
- Forum: Invertebrates, and Insect Related (non-fungal) Plant Galls, Leaf Mines, etc.
- Topic: Impaled moth, Benbecula
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Christine has suggested members might be interested in this photo of an Elephant Hawk impaled on barbed wire at Griminish on the shores of Loch Beg, Benbecula. The photograph was taken 3rd August. It shouts ‘shrike’, but the moth flies in May and that would be very late for an over-wintering GG Shri...
Thank you for the welcome, Christine, I see I am now able to post PM’s but rather than thank you in that way I’ll do it here. Here’s a plant in your neck of the woods, Lesser Butterfly Orchid, taken on the blackland at Carnan on the northern tip of South Uist on 5ht August in some of your notoriousl...
Hello everybody, so this is where you’re all hiding after WAB! I’m just posting this photo of a Frog Orchid, taken in Denbighshire this year, to say I’ve found the forum and to say hello again to all those familiar names from WAB. My knowledge of fungi is minimal to say the least but I always made a...