Sue and Martin in Mallorca 2019

Sue and Martin in Mallorca 2019
On the Archduke's Path in Mallorca

Thursday, 27 December 2018

Black Vanilla Orchid (Nigritella nigra)


This denizen of high alpine meadows varies in colour from blackish purple to light pink. It’s a small, distinctive flower with a scent of vanilla with a hint of cocoa. It is said that cows that eat them produce milk with a chocolate flavour.

Whilst it’s abundant in the Alps, I don’t think you are likely to find it in the UK.

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