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Seapy

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ID for Orchid please
« on: July 27, 2018, 10:49:12 »
My son took this at Eskmeals on the sand dunes of the West Cumberland coast on 30 June this year.

Please can somebody ID it, I thought it might be some sort of Marsh Orchid but it doesn't match any photographs I have, nor the detail description.

Robert C. P.
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Birna Rørslett

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Re: ID for Orchid please
« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2018, 10:21:59 »
My son took this at Eskmeals on the sand dunes of the West Cumberland coast on 30 June this year.

Please can somebody ID it, I thought it might be some sort of Marsh Orchid but it doesn't match any photographs I have, nor the detail description.

A member of the Pea Family. Hard to tell which one as the foliage isn't clearly shown. Could be an Ononis.

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Re: ID for Orchid please
« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2018, 20:07:33 »
Thank you Birna, much appreciated.  :D
Robert C. P.
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Re: ID for Orchid please
« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2018, 20:25:24 »
Might be Ononis repens Common Restharrow, or one of its close relatives. They all occur on sand along the coastline.

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Re: ID for Orchid please
« Reply #4 on: November 07, 2018, 20:31:32 »
I will get more images next year, it's a pretty flower, I thought it was an orchid from the flower, I am somewhat ashamed at my inability to recognise so few plants.  :(
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Re: ID for Orchid please
« Reply #5 on: November 07, 2018, 20:53:50 »
That's why it "pays" to have some botanists around :D