<%@LANGUAGE="JAVASCRIPT" CODEPAGE="1252"%> Lady Orchid / Monkey Orchid (hybrid)

 

 
Lady Orchid / Monkey Orchid (hybrid)
 

 

At Hartslock in Oxfordshire, the Lady Orchids and Monkey Orchids have a tendency to hybridise, producing an offspring similar to the one in the photograph. This is an unusual occurrence, possibly unique to Hartslock.

The hybrid seems to flower at the same time as the Lady Orchids, slightly earlier than the Monkey Orchids, usually in May.

Note: As with all wild flowers, orchids should never be picked. Not only does picking a flower deny other people the chance to enjoy seeing it, but the plant will be weakened and the opportunity for it to set seed will be lost. Furthermore, the conditions under which an orchid grows are extremely specific and it would almost certainly perish if it were to be transported to another site.

 

 

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