Marzer Kogel 8.5.2018

Looking for flowers on the Marzer Kogel with Herwig Gie▀wein.

After a short walk of about 20 minutes we arrive to the upper part, where the poor grassland with the flowers begins. As a starter here is a broomrape (Orobanche sp.)

The first Military orchid (Orchis militaris), (of so many we shall see today)

White dittany (Dictamnus albus) is starting to flowrish.

White dittany (Dictamnus albus)

Military orchid (Orchis militaris)

Burnt orchid (Neotinea ustulata)

Broomrape (Orobanche sp.)

Angular Salomon┤s seal (Polygonatum odoratum)

And this is the first Late spider orchid (Ophrys holoserica)

Late spider orchid (Ophrys holoserica)

Yellow mignonette (gelbe Resede, Reseda lutea)

Late spider orchid (Ophrys holoserica)

White swallow-wort (Vincetoxicum hirundinaria)

On the summit of the Marzer Kogel we enter the forest and are fascinated by the huge amounts of White dittany (Dictamnus albus).

Inside the forest, bastard balm (Melittis melissophyllum) is growing.

White dittany (Dictamnus albus)

White dittany (Dictamnus albus)

Inside the forest a few exemplars of the lady orchids (Orchis purpurea).

In this remote grassland, a few military orchids are growing, so we can identify these high flowers asd bastards between military and lady orchid.

Different variants of hybridization.

Bastard balm (Melittis melissophyllum)

Bastard balm (Melittis melissophyllum)

Bastard balm (Melittis melissophyllum)

From the summit of the Marzer Kogel you can see the Schneeberg.

White dittany (Dictamnus albus)

Burnt orchid (Neotinea ustulata)

Carthusian Pink (Dianthus carthusianorum)

Bird vetch (Vicia cracca)

White dittany (Dictamnus albus) in an albino variant.

White dittany (Dictamnus albus) in an albino variant.

Once more Late spider orchids (Ophrys holoserica)

Late spider orchid (Ophrys holoserica)

Military orchid (Orchis militaris)

Late spider orchids (Ophrys holoserica) in abundance.

At the end, we pay a visit to the lady┤s slipper orchids (Cypripedium calceolus) near Sauerbrunn, wich also already is in flower this year.

Lady┤s slipper orchids (Cypripedium calceolus)

Lady┤s slipper orchid (Cypripedium calceolus)

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