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Broomrapes

By Brian Cave - Sunday, May 24, 2015

  There are 32 species of broomrape listed in the new work on the flora of  France (Flora Gallica by Tison & Foucault). There are 26 in the older Flora… Read more…

Bee and Woodcock orchids

By Brian Cave - Thursday, May 21, 2015

 These two orchids are common enough in our area (40 km north of Cahors).  A is the Woodcock (Ophrys scolopax) and B is the Bee (Ophrys apifera).  [scolopax is the… Read more…

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