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Bedfordshire's county flower...

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Bedfordshire's county flower...

Postby masquerade » Tue Jul 02, 2013 8:30 pm

...is apparently...Image
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Re: Bedfordshire's county flower...

Postby louise » Tue Jul 02, 2013 9:21 pm

is that the Pasque flower?
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Re: Bedfordshire's county flower...

Postby oceanbreeze » Tue Jul 02, 2013 9:36 pm

A bee orchid -- wonderful to see.
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Re: Bedfordshire's county flower...

Postby masquerade » Wed Jul 03, 2013 4:55 pm

Bee orchid it is .. but having mixed my azaleas and rhododendrons previously I decided to check!
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Re: Bedfordshire's county flower...

Postby oceanbreeze » Wed Jul 03, 2013 9:22 pm

Quite rare now and a protected plant. Used to see them on the Otmoor near where I was brought up in Oxfordshire, masses of them. Ladies Slipper is another rare sight now.
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