This has to be my favourite wildflower! A friend posted a picture of the wild orchid on our local gardening FB group so the next day I was out taking photographs. Lucky I was wearing trainers because unlike most of the photographs I take of flowers growing near the side of the road, these were off the beaten track and well hidden.
They flower March/April. And apparently there are many more different varieties so I need to do some more research.
Unfortunately, I could not persuade my camera to take decent photographs (operator error) and every picture was blurred. I need to go back and take some more! In the meantime my friend allowed me to share her photograph.
Reference: Ophrys Tenthredinifera
Reference: Ophrys – Wild Orchids
Do you enjoy taking photographs of wildflowers, bugs, birds, snakes and other curiosities found in the wild?
Every Wednesday I will be sharing a photograph of wild flora or fauna in my local area. Who will join me ?
hee hee you have got orchidelirium!
Lovely, but shame about the name!
Beautiful orchid. We don’t get many orchids as wild flowers here. 🙂
Wonderful orchids! Once our spring is underway full swing, I’m thinking of joining in Wild Wednesdays from time to time. 🙂 Did you see my Winter Orchid six word Saturday post? Cheers, R
Those are beauties! I would be thrilled to see them on the side of the road.
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I hope I discover the other varieties that grow wild here. I have been told there is also a bee orchid that flowers in June. Do you have many wildflowers once the snow goes?
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We do. We have lovely wildflowers. Pictures will follow when the weather allows.