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Early purple orchid

Orchis mascula


It is a very polymorphous orchid. Orchis mascula is a herbaceous plant with stems up to 50–60 centimetres of height, green at the base and purple on the apex. The leaves are grouped at the base of the stem. It blooms from April to June.


Spotted at an evergreen oak forest (Quercus illex). Dehesa de Valdelatas


Camera Model: NIKON D500. Exposure Time: 1/500 sec.; f/11; ISO Speed Rating: 6400. Focal Length: 90.0 mm. No flash fired. DSC_0783-0795

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Madrid, Comunidad de Madrid, Spain

Lat: 40.53, Long: -3.67

Spotted on May 10, 2018
Submitted on May 24, 2018

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