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Purple Orchid

Limodorum abortivum

Description:

This is an interesting species into the iberian ones. It has not leaves and you can see the flower in the end of spring. It is supposed as a parasitic species, getting its nutrients from trees around. In the start of spring you can see their stems as a great purple asparagus.

Habitat:

It lives on soft soils as sand near to pine trees here in southern Spain.

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XemaRomero
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XemaRomero

San Roque, Andalucía, Spain

Spotted on Apr 28, 2012
Submitted on May 28, 2012

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