Sue and Martin in Mallorca 2019

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

Tuesday, 11 December 2018

Burnt Orchid (Orchis ustulata)


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.


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...