Monday, 26 May 2014

Anacamptis or Orchis coriophora

Anacamptis or Orchis coriophora Bug orchid

It is native to southern Europe and north Africa and flowers from May to June. It can grow up to a height of 60cms, though these were only 15cms tall. It likes damp meadows in full sun.

Anacamptis or Orchis laxiflora

Anacamptis or Orchis laxiflora Loose flowered orchid

This orchid flowers from April to June. This year I photographed it too late as it was going over. It is native to Europe and Asia. This orchid is native to most of Europe and Asia and is present as far north as Gotland in Sweden. It grows on damp meadows and usually is between 30~80cms tall.