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Friday, June 8, 2012

Orchis italica



Orchis italica, Parnitha Mt., April 23, 2012

This beutiful Orchis is called in Greek "Satyriskos", meaning small Satyre. Undoubtedly ancient Greeks did n't need much imagination to see such a figure on each flower of the plant.
I only would correct that it is a "winged satyriskos"! :-)

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