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Burnt Orchid Meadows Korenica, Croatian (June, 2016).<br />
This orchid grow from two spherical tubers with thick roots. It is believed that the plant can grow underground for 10-15 years before the first stem appears. <br />
Flowers are born in a dense cylindrical pattern, with individual plants capable of producing up to 70 flowers. The sepals and petals form a 3 mm hood that is reddish-brown, over a white crimson-spotted lower lip that is 4 mm. Flowers have a strong fragrance that is described as similar to honey. N. ustulata flowers from May through June. The common name comes from the tips of the flower buds having a burnt appearance  Croatia,Geotagged,Neotinea ustulata,Spring Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

Burnt Orchid

Meadows Korenica, Croatian (June, 2016).
This orchid grow from two spherical tubers with thick roots. It is believed that the plant can grow underground for 10-15 years before the first stem appears.
Flowers are born in a dense cylindrical pattern, with individual plants capable of producing up to 70 flowers. The sepals and petals form a 3 mm hood that is reddish-brown, over a white crimson-spotted lower lip that is 4 mm. Flowers have a strong fragrance that is described as similar to honey. N. ustulata flowers from May through June. The common name comes from the tips of the flower buds having a burnt appearance

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''Neotinea ustulata'' is a European terrestrial orchid native to mountains in central and southern Europe, growing at up to 2,400 m elevation. The plant is considered Endangered in Great Britain and Least Concern internationally based on IUCN Red List criteria. The burnt-tip orchid was voted the county flower of Wiltshire in 2002 following a poll by the wild flora conservation charity Plantlife.

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Uploaded Jul 29, 2016. Captured Jun 1, 2016 10:53 in D1 7, 53230, Korenica, Croatia.
  • SP-100EE
  • f/2.9
  • 10/10000s
  • ISO125
  • 4.3mm