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Military Orchid Plitvice Lakes (Plitvicka-jezera National Park), Croatia  (June, 2016).<br />
Orchid in which the flower stem can reach 20 to 50 cm. The inflorescence forms a purplish dense cone consisting of from 10 to 40 flowers. In each flower the sepals and side petals are gathered together to form a pointed &quot;helmet&quot; (whence it gets its name), a lilac colour outside and a veined purple colour inside. The central tongue finishes in two lobes separated by a tooth.   Croatia,Geotagged,Military orchid,Orchis militaris,Spring Click/tap to enlarge Species introCountry intro

Military Orchid

Plitvice Lakes (Plitvicka-jezera National Park), Croatia (June, 2016).
Orchid in which the flower stem can reach 20 to 50 cm. The inflorescence forms a purplish dense cone consisting of from 10 to 40 flowers. In each flower the sepals and side petals are gathered together to form a pointed "helmet" (whence it gets its name), a lilac colour outside and a veined purple colour inside. The central tongue finishes in two lobes separated by a tooth.

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''Orchis militaris'', the military orchid, is a species of orchid native to Europe. It is the type species of the genus Orchis.

Species identified by Patomarazul
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By Patomarazul

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Uploaded Jul 29, 2016. Captured May 31, 2016 10:35 in Unnamed Road, 53231, Plitvički Ljeskovac, Croatia.
  • SP-100EE
  • f/2.9
  • 10/2000s
  • ISO125
  • 4.3mm