Lady's-slipper
Lady's-slipper
Trentino | June 28, 2018
Lady's-slipper is one of the largest spontaneous orchids growing in Europe. Its reproductive strategy is very interesting: the shape of the labellum has the purpose of trapping insects which must crawl against the stamens to exit. In this way they are filled with pollen.
Sawfly orchid
Sawfly orchid
Sardegna | April 21, 2018
The sawfly orchid (Ophrys tenthredinifera), is a terrestrial species of orchid native to the Mediterranean region. The common name refers to a purported resemblance between the flower and the sawfly, a wasp-like insect.
Anacamptis collina
Anacamptis collina
Sardegna | February 21, 2018
Anacamptis collina
Good Friday
Good Friday
Sardegna | March 22, 2018
Ancient popular beliefs held the broad-leaved anemone (Anemone hortensis) announced diseases because it had grown under the cross of Jesus.
Autumn lady's-tresses
Autumn lady's-tresses
Sardegna, Italia | October 05, 2017
Autumn lady's-tresses (Spiranthes spiralis) is the last orchid of the year and it announces the autumn.
Swallowtail's caterpillar and fennel
Swallowtail's caterpillar and fennel
Sardegna, Italia | September 24, 2017
Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare) is the larval food plants of the swallowtail (Papilio machaon).
Autumnal narcissus
Autumnal narcissus
Sardegna, Italia | September 30, 2017
Narcissus obsoletus.
Aconitum tauricum
Aconitum tauricum
Trentino | August 15, 2017
Aconitum tauricum.
Apollo in the thistles
Apollo in the thistles
Trentino | June 26, 2017
Parnassius apollo and Carduus.
Yellow foxglove
Yellow foxglove
Trentino | June 26, 2017
Digitalis lutea.
Red Helleborine
Red Helleborine
Trentino | June 26, 2017
Cephalanthera rubra.
Slender Broomrape
Slender Broomrape
Trentino | June 26, 2017
Orobanche gracilis is a parasitic plant: It doesn't have leaves and chlorophyll, so it sucks the lymph of other plants' roots.
Avena fatua
Avena fatua
Sardegna, Italia | February 08, 2017
Avena fatua.
Common chicory
Common chicory
Sardegna, Italia | May 28, 2017
Cichorium intybus
Purple foxglove
Purple foxglove
Sardegna, Italia | May 26, 2017
Digitalis purpurea.
Acanthus
Acanthus
Sardegna, Italia | May 28, 2017
Acanthus.
Shrubby milkwort
Shrubby milkwort
Trentino, Italia | May 05, 2017
Polygala chamaebuxus.
I thought it was dead
I thought it was dead
Trentino, Italia | May 10, 2017
I thought it was a dry orchid, instead it was alive. Bird's Nest Orchid (Neotia nidus-avis).
The magic of the forest
The magic of the forest
Trentino, Italia | November 30, -0001
Aquilegia atrata.
Columbine
Columbine
Trentino, Italia | November 30, -0001
Aquilegia atrata.