We hope you have enjoyed the SRGC Forum. You can make a Paypal donation to the SRGC by clicking the above button


Author Topic: wild orchids from yesteryear  (Read 419 times)

ian mcdonald

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1114
  • Country: gb
wild orchids from yesteryear
« on: April 16, 2017, 07:49:56 PM »
I thought I would put some orchid photos on dating back many years. The quality is not good on many as they are scanned from slides, also it seems I am the one person who leaves a shop with a short sighted camera. img. 020 is a white bee orchid. img. 019 bee orchid. img. 009 early purple. img 018 green veined orchid. More to follow if you can stand it.
« Last Edit: April 16, 2017, 07:52:35 PM by ian mcdonald »

ian mcdonald

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1114
  • Country: gb
Re: wild orchids from yesteryear
« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2017, 11:02:19 AM »
Creeping ladies tresses img. 011. Man orchid img. 017. Fly orchid img. 027. Birds nest orchid img.013.

ian mcdonald

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1114
  • Country: gb
Re: wild orchids from yesteryear
« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2017, 11:20:46 AM »
Green flowered helleborine, E. phyllanthes the flowers do not open fully and hang down. This was growing in woodland making it difficult to photograph without the advantage of a swivel screen img. 025. Heath spotted orchid img. 024. Small white orchid img.015. Ladies slipper img. 026. I was not allowed to approach the plant. I wrote for permission to photograph the plant some years later and was told no-one could visit the plant. I do not pass on information about any rare plants now.

ian mcdonald

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1114
  • Country: gb
Re: wild orchids from yesteryear
« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2017, 11:27:55 AM »
Autumn ladies tresses img. 003. Pyramidal orchid img. 007. Broad leaved helleborine img. 00022. Common twayblade img. 008b.

ian mcdonald

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1114
  • Country: gb
Re: wild orchids from yesteryear
« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2017, 11:37:20 AM »
Bog orchid img. 2678, difficult to get a good picture in a bog. Greater butterfly orchid img. 005. Lesser butterfly orchid img. 008. Dark red helleborine img. 016.

ian mcdonald

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1114
  • Country: gb
Re: wild orchids from yesteryear
« Reply #5 on: April 17, 2017, 11:45:37 AM »
Frog orchid img. 1010579. Fragrant orchid img. 014. Lesser twayblade img. 1305. Narrow leaved helleborine img. 09-181.

ian mcdonald

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1114
  • Country: gb
Re: wild orchids from yesteryear
« Reply #6 on: April 17, 2017, 11:50:56 AM »
Early marsh orchid (pale form) img. 023. Early marsh orchid (dark form) img.09-194. Southern marsh orchid img. 022. Northern marsh orchid img. 1010717.

ian mcdonald

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1114
  • Country: gb
Re: wild orchids from yesteryear
« Reply #7 on: April 17, 2017, 11:57:41 AM »
Coral root orchid img. 1371. Burnt tip orchid img. 010. Dune helleborine img. 1010798. Not an orchid but could be mistaken for one, Yellow birds nest img. 012. It is a member of the wintergreen family. I have been waiting for a rare orchid in our district to flower for some years. I will post a picture if it does.

ian mcdonald

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1114
  • Country: gb
Re: wild orchids from yesteryear
« Reply #8 on: April 17, 2017, 12:02:10 PM »
Not the best of pictures but as a field naturalist I am more interested in finding our wild flowers and taking a "record" picture in their habitat. I hope this will inspire people to look for our wild flowers and leave them for others to see. We have over two thousand species of wild plant in the UK, so good luck in your searches.
« Last Edit: April 17, 2017, 02:31:55 PM by ian mcdonald »

 

In Association with Amazon.co.uk


Scottish Rock Garden Club is a Charity registered with Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR): SC000942