Orchis purpurea x Orchis simia
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|Yesterday we made a 370 mile round trip to see this beauty|
Because the Monkey Orchid is so rare in this country, this particular hybrid has only been found once in the last 100 years. On the continent, however, the two parents frequently occur together and the hybrid is often encountered.
I have added a link which tells of the discovery of this hybrid
This is a link to HartslockNatureReserve
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A nice shot of a rare specimen. The link in the note is a good read too. Thanks. Ali.
Hello Anita and Mike,
Congratulations for this post and your patience to follow the Orchid season from South to North Europe. Great capture of this natural hybrid, with fantastic colours. Cheers,
Good shot and interesting story,
I found this hybrid on the belgian/france broder this past weekend,
whe i first saw it it reminded me of O. Italica from a distance