Sue and Martin above Zermatt - 2018

Sue and Martin above Zermatt - 2018

Tuesday, 11 December 2018

Burnt Orchid (Orchis ustulata)

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Nothing much other than domestic duties went on in Timperley today, so here’s a reminder of summer – a picture taken in the Austrian Alps on 23 July. These flowers are quite ‘petite’ and easy to miss, but when you do spot them – and they are very easy to identify - you can admire the wonderful colouring.

2 comments:

Sir Hugh said...

Wow! When I first saw the photo I thought "I've never seen anyrthing as dramatic as that, certainly in the UK." Then I read about the location. A real gem.

Phreerunner said...

It's native to Britain, Conrad, mainly on limestone grassland in the south, though I wouldn't be surprised if Mark R has seen it amongst the limestone near you...