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Birds-Nest Orchid Plitvice Lakes (Plitvicka-Jezera National Park), Croatia (June, 2016).<br />
Unlike the other orchids these like shadowy places and we found them under trees near one prairy.This is because is a non-photosynthetic orchid. The birds-nest name appeals at the shape of their rhizome.They must have some pollen that ants like because I always saw some ants on them. As for the trees I cannot remember which type were they but I think they could have been pines or alike. Birds-nest orchid,Croatia,Geotagged,Neottia nidus-avis,Spring Click/tap to enlarge Species introCountry intro

Birds-Nest Orchid

Plitvice Lakes (Plitvicka-Jezera National Park), Croatia (June, 2016).
Unlike the other orchids these like shadowy places and we found them under trees near one prairy.This is because is a non-photosynthetic orchid. The birds-nest name appeals at the shape of their rhizome.They must have some pollen that ants like because I always saw some ants on them. As for the trees I cannot remember which type were they but I think they could have been pines or alike.

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''Neottia nidus-avis'', the bird's-nest orchid, is a non-photosynthetic orchid. It is widespread across most of Europe, occurring also in Algeria, Tunisia, western Siberia, the Caucasus, Iran and Turkey.

In the British Isles, ''Neottia nidus-avis'' is found in shady woodland, especially beech, on basic soils.

Species identified by Patomarazul
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Uploaded Jul 29, 2016. Captured May 31, 2016 10:32 in Unnamed Road, 53231, Plitvički Ljeskovac, Croatia.
  • SP-100EE
  • f/8.4
  • 10/300s
  • ISO500
  • 4.3mm