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Gymnadenia conopsea subsp. densiflora

Posted by
Johan Dierckx (Wijnegem, Belgium) on 26 June 2010 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Series: European Terrestial Orchids

Gymnadenia conopsea subsp. densiflora (Marsh fragrant orchid / Grote muggenorchis) is with spire-like spikes of pink flowers, each with a distinctly three-lobed lip and a long, slender, curved spur, easy to determine as one of the fragrant orchids. "densiflora" refers to the densely packed flower spike. The flowers have a spice sweet, clovelike scent. To give an idea of the dimentions: the length of the lip is between 3 and 4.5 mm.

image: Alendorf (DE) - 24/06/2010

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Canon EOS 400D 1/500 second F/5.6 ISO 200 150 mm

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Julie Brown from Indianapolis, United States

Very interesting structure. Each flower looks like a bird to me! Again your background color and light are perfect!

26 Jun 2010 4:42pm

@Julie Brown: I don't wonder you see birds everywhere ... :-):-)

Canon EOS 400D
1/500 second
ISO 200
150 mm