|White Helleborine, Cephalanthera damasonium. Flower showing yellow throat. Downe Bank, 11 June 2015.|
Seldom do the flowers open widely enough to display this yellow throat. But this was a particularly large specimen.
|White Helleborine, Cephalanthera damasonium. Downe Bank, 11 June 2015.|
Near this plant were groups of Common Twayblades and Fly Orchids, both of which are also quite happy in full sun in the open. This Fly Orchid was on a grassy bank.
|Fly Orchid, Ophrys insectifera. Downe Bank, 11 June 2015.|
In fact, several of our wild orchids have a disappointing appearance, even close up. Here is one of the Common Twayblades I mentioned earlier.
|Common Twayblade, Neottia ovata. Downe Bank, 11 June 2015.|
More orchids next time ...