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Some kind of orchid?

Observed: 22nd May 2011 By: New Forest WalkerNew Forest Walker’s reputation in Plants
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Found growing at the base of gorse bushes. Dark pinkish brown flower with no apparent leaf growth.

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New Forest Walker's picture

Well I got that wrong...

...not any kind of orchid then. I've never seen them up here before and I've been walking here for years. Reading a bit about these things, perhaps this years conditions have brought them up. There were loads of them, I'll see if I can add a few more photos of them.