Pete's Walks - Bee Orchid

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Photo taken on 21/06/09 at College Lake, Bucks.

I first spotted this gorgeous flower on one of my local walks. Its name obviously comes from the fact that its lower lip resembles a bee gathering nectar, in order to encourage real bees to do the same. It grows in grassy places on chalk and limestone, flowering in June and July.

Photo taken on 21/06/09 at College Lake, Bucks.

 

Photo taken on 21/06/09 at College Lake, Bucks.

 

Photo taken on 26/06/07 on Studham Common, Beds.