Saturday, 26 May 2007

Andalusian Orchids take two

Pursuing my mild obsession with Orchids I was delighted to discover one with large buds. As it was early May and a time when I had not been in Andalusia before I had high hopes that it would be one that I had not seen before and the large buds seemed to promise something pretty spectacular. I began a regular pilgrimage to the plant every day, which lasted for a week and a half. As you can see from the picture below the blossom was a bit of an anti climax. The Orchid is a Serapias or Tongue Orchid and the flower is the tiny, drab pointed petal sticking out.
A variety of Early Purple Orchid

A very nicely marked Bee Orchid