Single specimens of Fly Orchid can look very inconspicuous (it's right in the centre)
My two best efforts.
Fascinating plants, which I was just as thrilled to see as when I had my first views of them two years ago. I don't think I'd ever get tired of seeing them.
I resorted to using the flash. I rather like the results because you can see the almost furry appearance of the flower's lip.
Herb Paris: A much looked for but never seen (until today) plant
Its scientific name is Paris quadrifolia
which literally means four equal leaves, and you can see why... although..
...some plants are rebels!
The spiky protuberance in the centre is the not ever-so colourful but nonetheless beautifully constructed flower.
The black ovary in the centre becomes a single black berry.
A good morning then, with a new plant species for me and two for Bun. That wasn't all though. On the way home things got even better when we spotted a sign for what must be the deal of the century!
What normal human being could resist ... Free string!!