Thursday, 9 May 2019
Glaucium corniculatum Blackspot horn poppy
This Horned Poppy is usually red, but the yellow was a rare find by my husband near to Osuna, southwest Spain. It is an annual and the leaves and stem are hairy. It can grow 24-40cms tall and is native to southern Europe. It flowers from April to June.
Friday, 19 April 2019
Ophrys lupercalis Lupercales Bee orchid
This orchid was photographed in March at Montejaque, southern Spain. It is sometimes called Ophrys fusca ssp lupercalis and some Botanists argue that is is simply a variation of Ophrys fusca. It is present all over the Mediterranean basin. If flowers from February to March.