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Early Spider-orchid

 
Early Spider-orchid on grassland, Dorset
 
 
Front view of flower and flower buds
 
2 yellow petals and 3 pale sepals
 
 
Side view of flower and flower buds,
 
3 sepals longer than the 2 petals
 
 
Flower from above - large central labellum lobe
 
and 2 smaller lateral lobes
 
 
Close-up of velvetty, convex, brown labellum with
 
a metalic blue H-shaped speculum. The brown
 
stigma is above the labellum and has 2 'eyes'
 
 
 
Side view of labellum with pale, projecting spots 
 
on lateral lobes and a flatish, brown stigma
 
 
 
Close-up of tooth in notch of labellum and the
 
hairy nature of the labellum
 
 
 
Yellowish leaves