Saturday, March 20, 2010

Rare Orchid Thought Extinct Returns

More than two decades after being thought extinct, a rare wild orchid has been spotted once again.
"It's the hardest British flower to see," he said. "It looks extraordinary. It produces these flowers without chlorophyll which in the dim light look like ghosts, and if you shine a torch beam on them they appear to be translucent white in the pitch darkness, almost like a photographic negative."
Without chlorophyll. Amazing.

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