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County Flower

By Philip_H
Pyramidal Orchid (Anacamptis pyramidalis) - a perennial herbaceous plant belonging to the Genus Anacamptis of the family Orchidaceae. The scientific name Anacamptis derives from Greek ανακάμτειν 'anakamptein' meaning 'bend forward', while the Latin name pyramidalis refers to the pyramidal form of the inflorescence.

The Pyramidal Orchid was voted the County flower of the Isle of Wight in 2002 following a poll by the wild flora conservation charity Plantlife.

Many thanks from both me and Lana for all the C&Cs on 'My Girl' GrinGrin

Best wishes,
Philip

Tags: Nature Close-up Flowers and plants Pyramidal orchid Wild orchid Anacamptis pyramidalis Perenial Inflorescence Yorkshire wolds County flower Herbaeous plant

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Comments


13 Jul 2013 8:16PM
A beauty
Franko59 9 3 2 England
13 Jul 2013 9:15PM
Subtle Quality!,,,, regards Ian
taggart Plus
16 47 14 United States
13 Jul 2013 11:28PM
What a wonderful flower--- love the color and its shape!
nonur 12 18 13 Turkey
14 Jul 2013 12:22AM
A well presented beautiful image, Philip.
Hermanus 8 4 South Africa
14 Jul 2013 4:49AM
I can see why it received the vote - a really stunning flower it is ! Excellent photo Philip Smile
Mrsbass 8 2 1 United Kingdom
14 Jul 2013 9:26AM
Beautiful flower Philip - it is a fantastic shape (never seen one) - great photograph with lovely composition to show this bloom off at it's best.
Nikonuser1 Plus
8 165 16 United Kingdom
14 Jul 2013 9:37AM
A super flower, great image, well capturedSmile


Cliff
Lillian Plus
11 23 17 United Kingdom
14 Jul 2013 2:28PM
A really like the presentation you have here
Well captured
Lillian
ColleenA Plus
8 464 7 Australia
14 Jul 2013 5:30PM
Simply stunning, great capture
Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
16 Jul 2013 8:06AM
Excellent bloom! Love the colours...
IB

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