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Sunday, May 26, 2019

Orchids at Cette Petite Maison

We have a wealth of Orchids in this part of the Lot so this Post is going to be a work in progress as I add the Orchids I find around Cette Petite Maison.

Here are two little Bee Orchids for the collection and to note that these photos were taken late May. One of my favorites, the Bee Orchid is common here in the Lot. It flowers from mid May onwards and sometimes appears with white petals and sepals rather than the more usual pink ones and I am lucky enough to have both on my lawn.
Ophrys apifera - Bee Orchid

Ophrys apifera - Bee Orchid
These Pyramidal Orchids grow in abundance and I love their bright colours, they can also be pure white, though this is rare and if I do find one I will be sure to take a photo of it.

Anacamptis pyramidalis - Pyramid Orchid