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Purple Orchid

Limodorum abortivum


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.


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

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San Roque, Andalucía, Spain

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

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