Terrestrial Orchids

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Mark McD
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Ron, the site you provide a link to is exemplary, with excellent photographs, these are such fascinating and amusing plants, I see all kinds of faces and characters in the markings and floral shapes.

Regarding the 'Bookmark' option, I assume you're seeing this is you right-click on a page, and the menu gives you a bookmark option.  This would be your browser's bookmarks or "favorites", which could be used as a workaround, but hopefully we can find a fix and the web developer can add a bona fide "save as new" button to the bottom of any topic; stay tuned.

Mark McDonough
Massachusetts, USA, near the New Hampshire border USDA Zone 5
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Hoy
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Ron, I have tried Epipactis gigantea once in my garden but it died in two years. Presumabely it didn't like the spot I had put it. Seems I must try once more!

Trond
Rogaland, Norway - with cool, often rainy summers  (29C max) and mild, often rainy winters (180 cm/year)!

Hoy
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Ophrys apifera is a nice one, Ron!

I have never seen it, it doesn't grow in Norway. However I have seen the relative O. insectifera a few times. It is not common.

Trond
Rogaland, Norway - with cool, often rainy summers  (29C max) and mild, often rainy winters (180 cm/year)!

Hoy
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Visited a bog nearby our cabin to look for orchid. Found only two species.

Coelogossum viride and Gymnadenia conopsea. The first one is rather common, you find it everywhere but only a few plants, the other is not so common but you often find many specimens together.

 

 

Gymnadenia conopsea doesn't grow as big here as in the lowlands.

   

Trond
Rogaland, Norway - with cool, often rainy summers  (29C max) and mild, often rainy winters (180 cm/year)!

Longma
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Nice finds Trond. We've visited 5 'sites' of Coelogossum viride this year, but haven't been able to find one specimen. Gymnadenia conopsea is just beginning to flower here.( lovely inclusion of the bee / fly ? in the first picture of this sp. :-)  ). Its common name here is Fragrant Orchid, .... with good reason :-)

 

Here's the last, for this year, of the orchids from our garden. A single plant of Anacamptis pyramidalis. We're hoping that this sp. will eventually establish itself in the tightly cropped grassy areas of the garden.

                                                                                  lonesome at the moment

Its only small at the moment, flowering for only the second year ( first with us ). Hopefully it will achieve the beauty of these plants, growing 'in nature', (these from last year).

Anacamptis pyramidalis

53.69° N, Dedicated to West Coast Fritillaria, plus three other members of the subgenus Liliorhiza. I grow other Genera, as time permits !

Hoy
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Haven't seen Anacamptis pyramidalis since I visited Gotland many, many years ago!

If you haven't been there you should once - the Swedish islands Gotland and Öland are famous for their orchids (and wildflowers in general).

Trond
Rogaland, Norway - with cool, often rainy summers  (29C max) and mild, often rainy winters (180 cm/year)!

Tony Willis
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A couple of orchids in flower now

 

Pleione maculata

 

 

and Corybas incurvus which is flowering two months earlier than last year

 

 

 

 

Mark McD
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Tony, those two look delightful.  Thanks for persevering and uploading the photos again, so that they do resize, each orchid is wonderful.

Mark McDonough
Massachusetts, USA, near the New Hampshire border USDA Zone 5
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Longma
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Absolute gems Tony. You do grow some magnificent , unusual plants, cool and I know these two are certainly not the easiest to accommodate. Wonderful yes

53.69° N, Dedicated to West Coast Fritillaria, plus three other members of the subgenus Liliorhiza. I grow other Genera, as time permits !

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