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Orchid (Noar Hill, Hampshire) (1 Viewer)

kevtubb

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I am new to identifying flowers

Can anyone identify the following pictures of what I think is an Orchid at Noar Hill (Hampshire) taken last weekend

I thought it was Common Spotted Orchid but the flowers are plain

In addition, can anyone identify these flowers which were photographed in Alice Holt forest Hampshire (actually some woodland nearby)





Regards
Kevin Tubb
 

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Butty

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1-3. Early purple orchid. Note the long blunt-tipped spur.
4, 6. Bugle.
5, 7. White dead-nettle.
8. Ground-ivy.
The best book I know for a beginner of serious intent is Harrap's Wild Flowers.
 

kevtubb

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1-3. Early purple orchid. Note the long blunt-tipped spur.
4, 6. Bugle.
5, 7. White dead-nettle.
8. Ground-ivy.
The best book I know for a beginner of serious intent is Harrap's Wild Flowers.
Thank you so much - my ancient flower book doesn't show spots on the leaves for Early-purple Orchid although the flowers look right in the book - I think that is what confused me
 

Butty

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There are things to be gleaned from spots on orchid leaves, but, to be honest, I rarely bother looking at leaves at all.
It sounds like you are in serious need of a flower field guide, and I seriously commend that one I mentioned to you. It's also available as a Kindle edition, so you can keep it ever-handy on your phone.
 

kevtubb

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There are things to be gleaned from spots on orchid leaves, but, to be honest, I rarely bother looking at leaves at all.
It sounds like you are in serious need of a flower field guide, and I seriously commend that one I mentioned to you. It's also available as a Kindle edition, so you can keep it ever-handy on your phone.
Thanks, I will invest in that book you suggest

Regards
Kevin
 
ZEISS. Discover the fascinating world of birds, and win a birding trip to Columbia
ZEISS. Discover the fascinating world of birds, and win a birding trip to Colombia
ZEISS. Discover the fascinating world of birds, and win a birding trip to Colombia

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