European Orchid

Discussion in 'Orchidaceae (orchids)' started by Lysichiton, Jun 9, 2016.

  1. Lysichiton

    Lysichiton Active Member

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    I came across this seemingly native orchid in Tuscany - Italy. It is a remarkably good mimic of a dragonfly, with each flower measuring about 8cm long including the wonderful blue tail. A truly remarkable plant and I am a bit miffed that I can't identify it. However, I am sure that some of the experts around here will help me out.
     

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  2. David in L A

    David in L A Active Member 10 Years

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    Looks like Himantoglossum adriaticum.
     
  3. Lysichiton

    Lysichiton Active Member

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    Thanks! Finding it by the side of a dusty dirt road when I was walking made my day.
     

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