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Unusually dark bee orchids
Observed: 28th June 2011 By: bobthebirder
Added: 28th June 2011
These 3 photos are of unusually dark bee orchid flowers from 3 different plants all growing within a few feet of each other at Radipole Lake RSPB reserve in the middle of Weymouth. Apparently one of them is a very rare form of the bee orchid. But is it not possible that these plants are just revealing the normal variability of the species? I find it difficult to believe that there are 3 different forms growing so close together. Perhaps someone out there can shed some light on orchid variability.