Sunday, 6 January 2019

EARLY PURPLE ORCHID GALLERY (Orchis mascula)


EPO at Warton Crags
12th May 2019


Orchis mascula (Early Purple Orchid) Click over to enlarge
Photo: Warton Crag 12th May 2019
This is one of the beauties I found last year and its still coming through light phase.


Orchis mascula (Early Purple Orchid) Click over to enlarge
Photo: Warton Crag 12th May 2019

This is one of the beauties I found last year and its still coming through light phase.

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EPO at Holme Stinted Pastures
29th April 2019


Orchis mascula (Early Purple Orchid) Click over to enlarge
Photo: Holme Stinted Pastures on 29th April 2019


Orchis mascula (Early Purple Orchid) Click over to enlarge
Photo: Holme Stinted Pastures on 29th April 2019


Orchis mascula (Early Purple Orchid) Click over to enlarge
Photo: Holme Stinted Pastures on 29th April 2019


Orchis mascula (Early Purple Orchid) Click over to enlarge
Photo: Holme Stinted Pastures on 29th April 2019


Orchis mascula (Early Purple Orchid) Click over to enlarge
Photo: Holme Stinted Pastures on 29th April 2019


Orchis mascula (Early Purple Orchid) Click over to enlarge
Photo: Holme Stinted Pastures on 29th April 2019

Wednesday 24th April 2019 - Newbigging Crags, Farleton, Hutton Roof.












Sunday 14th April 2019 - The Rakes, Hutton Roof

Also today whilst on the Rakes, I found two Orchis mascula (Early Purple Orchids) in flower and several more on the way. In fact I am told that they have been out in full flower for over one week (approx 7th April), which for the North is a great early start!



 Orchis mascula  Early Purple Orchid (Click over to enlarge)
Photo: The Rakes Hutton Roof - 14th April 2019  (No.1)


 Orchis mascula  Early Purple Orchid (Click over to enlarge)

Photo: The Rakes Hutton Roof - 14th April 2019 (No.2)


March 3rd 2019 (below)

Orchis mascula (Early Purple Orchid) - Click over to enlarge
Photo: 4th March 2019 - Lancelot Clark Storth (CWT)

These were all taken today 4th March 2019 within a area of 10ft diameter and show several Early Purple Orchid rosettes at their current stage.  The spotted leaf one showing the 50p is about 4" in diameter and most of the others are between 3" and 4"


January 2nd and 3rd 2019 (below)


Early Purple Orchid rosettes found on January 2nd (right column) and also on
January 3rd (left column) - found on Hutton Roof - Lancelot and Burton (Cumbria Wildlife)

Rosette size: approx 1" in all cases - Click over to enlarge


2018 (below)

Some of our lighter EPO specimens (Click over to enlarge)
Top L to R: Albino (Hutton Roof), Light specimen (Hutton Roof), Light Specimen (Hutton Roof), Light Specimen (Hutton Roof).  Bottom L to R: 50/50 mix (Hutton Roof), Light Specimen (Warton Crag), Albino (The Lots, Silverdale), Light Specimen (Hutton Roof)
Photos between 2015 and 2018.


Wednesday 9th May 2018 - Hutton Roof 

A very special Early Purple Orchid - Light phase with a bonus of dewdrops (Click over to enlarge)

Early Purple Orchid



10th May 2018 - Burton Fell and Lancelot Clark Storth (Cumbria Wildlife)

Another beautiful Early Purple Orchid variant: "Magenta with white" found today 10th May 2018
Our regular year in year out EPO variant: "Albino" pair
 have come through again OK, sadly the day after
 taking this photograph the beauties were taken down by Brown Hares.

A straight forward EPO with unmarked leaves

Saturday 12th May 2018 - Dalton Crags, Lancelot Clark Storth, Burton Fell 


EPO - variant White with Pink Flush (Click over to enlarge)















Holme Stinted Pastures - 14th May 2018 (14 photos)





















Burton Fell - Hutton Roof - 16th May 2018 (Below) (8 beautiful specimens)













Dalton South East - Thursday 17th May 2018 (6 beautiful specimens) (below)