“Of crow-flowers, nettles, daisies, and long purples, that liberal shepards give a grosser name, but which cold maids do Dead Men’s Fingers call”
The wild ‘Early Purple Orchid’ (Orchis mascula) often arrives with the bluebells and its classic colour is magenta – a reddish purple – however occasionally white and pale pink flower spikes can be found. The leaves are are shiny with dark purple blotches.
In the quote above, the Early Purple Orchid is the “long purple” of Ophelia’s garland, as referred to by Gertrude in Shakespeare’s Hamlet.
44 thoughts on “Life in Colour”
Jude what a wonderful purple flower 😀 😀
Here is my entry. Enjoy.
Thank you Cee!
What a gorgeous colour!
Here I am again. https://susan-joy-clark.com/2021/05/11/iris-photos-plus-trying-butterfly-garden-seed-mats/
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