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Marsh Orchid

Emerging through a layer of dead leaves ..



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already looks exotic , is it early to produce leaves

Off to google the flower .....

Gg

15 Jan, 2016

 

I thought that it was early too?

15 Jan, 2016

 

How lovely, should be called the early orchid this year!

15 Jan, 2016

 

Very exotic Amy.....amazing colouring!

15 Jan, 2016

amy
Amy
 

Thanks , I think it is early I've checked with my list I took a photo of it in flower on the 27th April last year , I'll take note when it flowers this year ... !

15 Jan, 2016

 

Love the leaves!!, I had one pop up beside our pond last year, probably brought by the heron or mallards,it didn't have these lovely leaves though.

16 Jan, 2016

 

Lovely foliage ,Amy..what a striking plant.! x

16 Jan, 2016

 

Hi Amy

had a look at the flower cant wait to see your photo stunning

16 Jan, 2016

amy
Amy
 

Kathy that was a nice gift maybe yours is to ' new ' the markings may become bolder as it gets older ... thanks Sandra I'm glad you like it x Gg Last year a second plant surfaced next to this one I'm hoping for some extra flowers this year :o)

16 Jan, 2016

 

Another one I haven't seen before Amy ! It will be interesting to see it fully grown !

16 Jan, 2016

amy
Amy
 

I put a photo on GOY of it in flower last year Rose but will def. put another one on when it flowers again :o)

17 Jan, 2016

 

It does look interesting, I looked it up on First Nature who say it flowers Apr - June. Looking forward to seeing your pic when it flowers.

17 Jan, 2016

 

I love the markings on the leaves, Amy! If it flowers before April then you will be able to enjoy it much sooner! :-))

18 Jan, 2016

 

Hi Amy

looking at it makes me wonder why does the plant have brown blotches ? do you think its a strategy to stop animals eating the fresh leaves and gives it a bit of camouflage.

Gg

18 Jan, 2016

 

Thanks for that Amy :-), fingers crossed, I meant to collect the seed but forgot and when I remembered the head had bent over so hoping natures done the job for me and they multiply!

21 Jan, 2016

amy
Amy
 

I'll put a photo on Gf & Balcony when it blooms , Gg thats a thought that hadn't occurred to me the brown marking do blend in with the leaves , I hope so to Kathy I'm not sure that I would be patient enough for seeds I should read up about it !

21 Jan, 2016

bik
Bik
 

where did you find it? its of genus of Dactyloriza.D. majialis

22 Jan, 2016

bik
Bik
 

you can check on google, of the same terrestiral greek orchids.
Orchid mascula pinetorum
orchid quadripunctata

22 Jan, 2016



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