Normally my Belgian Orchid-season starts on 1 may. Due to cold and bad weather I had to wait untill yesterday to make my first trip (of a long series) in Belgium, searching for Belgian wild Orchids. Due to this cold and rainy weather, the season is well behind. So we only could find a few species open yet, the others still in buds. The species I show today, I showed before from my trip to UK. This picture demonstrates the variation in colour of this particular species. Most of the time they are deep purplish like the one on the left, sometimes pink flowers can be found. It is rare they stand so close to eauch other. In Belgium it is a rare and endangered species with only about 15 - 20 places left where they can be found.
Image: Durbuy (B) 15/5/2010
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