Saturday, August 18, 2012

Narrow Lipped Helleborines in Buckholt Woods

These quite rare Orchids are easily mistaken for the more common Broad Leaved Helleborine until you get up close. They have  narrower leaves which is the first clue then close examination of the flower shape confirms their identity. There were just two small plants at this site not far from the road in Buckholt Woods , it was getting dark under the trees and there was an annoying wind , so I had to use a flash to get reasonable shots.

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