Saturday, 13 April 2013

Serapias lingua

Serapias lingua Tongue orchid

These unusal orchids are native to the Mediterranean and found on damp meadows from March to May. They grow to an height of 50cms though personally I have never seen one that tall. They are distinguished by the dark red spot at the back of the "throat". The flower is usually 2.5cm long and often there are 5-15 flowers on a stem.

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