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An orchid and a broomrape from Provence (1 Viewer)

Steve Babbs

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I'm fairly sure that the orchid is Late Spider, but I am aware that Ophrys orchids in Europe are rather harder than the UK so confirmation would be appreciated. I haven't really got much of a clue with the broomrape. Any help appreciated,


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Could you give the dates, please? Thanks.
1. iNat's only (credible) suggestion is ivy broomrape - though ivy broomrape as I know it is always knee-deep in ivy. Any ivy adjacent? or other obvious candidate host-plant? - all I can identify here is legumes, grass and a thistle.
2. Late spider orchid looks a good bet - or maybe woodcock orchid. I can't see that anything else is in the frame.
2 June for both. I'm afraid I cannot remember if there was any ivy around. I'm afraid I didn't think to photograph the leaves for the orchid. Woodcock orchid was the other possibility that I though of.

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