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Orchid in...the Stadium

The Loose-flowered Orchid (Orchis laxiflora) is one of the beautiful orchids you can see in the Eastern Rhodopes. Alex and Albert, two of the Crossbill experts who work on a guidebook for the Eastern Rhodopes, saw it recently in the middle of...the football stadium of Madzharovo. The photo of the orchid in bloom and their impressions are on the Crossbill facebook page.

The regions of Madzharovo and Ivaylovgrad are paradise for the orchid lovers. They can see here over 26 species of these beautiful flowers, among them the Butterfly Orchid (Orchis papilionaceaе) listed in the Red Book of Bulgaria, the Pyramidal Orchid (Anacamptis pyramidalis) and the Bee Orchid (Ophris cornuta). In Bulgaria, the Sword-leaved Helleborine Orchid (Cephalanthera epipactoides) is only to be found in this area of the Eastern Rhodopes.

See here more about the orchids in the Eastern Europe (in Bulgarian)

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