early purple orchid


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early purple orchid

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(Anatomy) a Eurasian orchid, Orchis mascula, with purplish-crimson flowers and stems marked with blackish-purple spots
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Noun1.early purple orchid - Eurasian orchid with showy pink or purple flowers in a loose spikeearly purple orchid - Eurasian orchid with showy pink or purple flowers in a loose spike
orchis - any of various deciduous terrestrial orchids having fleshy tubers and flowers in erect terminal racemes
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The geology and soils of the White Peak landscape provide ideal conditions for a wide range of plants from the early purple orchid and mountain pansy to cowslips, rock roses and bilberries.
Erbyn i mi gyrraedd y fan ble roedd y sgwarnog wedi oedi, a throi'r gongl unwaith yn rhagor, mae 'na fymryn o glawdd yn cyrraedd y gors, ac yno mewn lifrau porffor gogoneddus roedd tegeirian coch y gwanwyn (Orchis mascula; Early purple orchid).
Mastic is a resin that imparts chewiness, and the salep flour used is made of the early purple orchid.
The beach is backed by Marram grass and hosts an illustrious range of wildflowers, including grass of Parnassus and early purple orchid. At the end of the beach, after crossing Cocklemill Burn, a track continues by the caravan site at Ford Links, past Shell Bay and Kincraig Point and into Elie.
For example, in his investigation of early purple orchid (Orchis mascula), he discovered the significance of the movement of pollinia after they become attached to an insect.
IN BLOOM: Plant experts are asking for photos of flowers such as the Early purple orchid
And the dunes burst into colour too during the summer: with the common centaury, evening primrose and sand crocus, as well as the dwarf pansy, shepherd's cress, early purple orchid and loose flowered orchid.
The abundant plant life includes agrimony, Dyer's greenweed, St John's wort, adder's-tongue fern, cowslip and common twayblade, as well as early purple orchid, common spotted orchid, bee orchid, and greater butterfly orchid, which occur in glades in the scrub.

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