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Monkey Orchid (Orchis simia)

By teocali
A close-up of a Monkey Orchid(Orchis simia). The Monkey Orchid is most unusual for British orchids in that its flowers open from the top-down rather than the other way around.The flower has a small tail. It is made monkey like by the upturned ends to the side petals lobes of the lip.
A very rare species, the plants are currently found in a few locations in East Kent and Oxfordshire. It grows on well drained chalky soils with a sunny aspect on fields or the edges of woods and flowers towards the end of May and into early June.

Tags: British Macro Kent Wild Close-up Orchid Monkey Close-up and macro Rare Plantsandflowers Monkey Orchis Orchis simia

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gary_d 10 576 13 Wales
2 Jan 2014 11:56AM
A lovely flower and complemented by the background. - gary

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CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
2 Jan 2014 12:17PM
A beautiful capture and presentation, Sylvia, fortunately these beautiful orchids can be found quite easily here. Carol
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
2 Jan 2014 12:30PM
That is a lovely wild orchid and with an interesting narrative, and beautifully captured.
TonyDy Plus
9 10 3 United Kingdom
2 Jan 2014 1:49PM
Lovely shot, Sylvia.
Greyheron 16 282 7 England
2 Jan 2014 4:26PM
Very nicely detailed Monkey Sylvia Smile

Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
2 Jan 2014 4:32PM
A beautifully marked and coloured orchid which you have photographed and presented so superbly. This is a species i've yet to see
Maiwand 11 3 73 England
2 Jan 2014 6:44PM
Wonderful image of this little rarity Sylvia. Stunning shot.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
2 Jan 2014 10:56PM
Gorgeous close-up of one of my favs!Smile, not that long until they will be back again!Smile, see you there!Smile

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