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Early Purple Orchid

Orchis mascula


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.


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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