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Early Purple Orchid

Orchis mascula

Description:

Herbaceous perennial plant. Stems (height 30-40 cm.) green at the base and purple on the apex. The leaves, grouped at the base of the stem, are oblong-lanceolate, pale green, sometimes with brownish-purple speckles (see last photo). Flowers in dense cylidrical spikes. Spurs of the flowers horizontal or directed upwards.

Habitat:

Open area in woodland (beech and chestnut trees) in mount Chortiatis (Thessaloniki, Greece).

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1 Comment

Stephanie R.
Stephanie R. 4 years ago

Amazing color!

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Αποκεντρωμένη Διοίκηση Μακεδονίας - Θράκης, Greece

Spotted on Apr 25, 2016
Submitted on Apr 26, 2016

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