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Orchis galilaea (22)
goatman04 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 961 W: 2 N: 1863] (10573)
Orchis galilaea is a species of orchid found from southern Turkey to Palestine.

This is quite different from other forms of this species which can have dense, pink flowers.

FYI, I have also posted a workshop capture of an earlier flowering stage(yellow form) of this Orchis galilaea specie.



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Scientific classification

Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Orchidoideae
Tribe: Orchidae
Subtribe: Orchidinae
Alliance: Orchis
Genus: Orchis
Species: O. galilaea

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goatman04 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 961 W: 2 N: 1863] (10573)
Yellow Form
Edited by:goatman04 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 961 W: 2 N: 1863] (10573)

An earlier flowering stage(yellow form) of Orchis galilaea.