Thursday, August 2, 2012

Naked man orchid (Orchis italica)

Orchis italica. Woodcut from John Parkinson, Theatrum Botanicum. (London: 1640)

Hello there, you look happy to see me Hahah
Come on now!!???
Where have you been all my life?

Apparently when these were first discovered people thought they were sexual stimulants!!  And they would put them into a drink called Salep and sometimes called Sallop in the middle east (they still drink it)

I am so inspired right now!
Thank you nature!
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Kelly-Marie said...

Sooooooo amazing!

Nikki Owen said...

They are so weird! Amazing though. I had Salep in a Turkish restaurant once - it's lovely. It's a hot drink that tastes like egg custard and it has quite an odd texture. I've never been able to find it since :(

Nikki x

Elizabeth Mackey said...

God's funny sense of humor ;)

Maryvannote said...


melina bee said...

can't believe these are real!! I'd feel freaky squishing these little men up into a drink tho

Hannah Metz said...

wowowow, I've never seen these! Orchids are so naughty! 

Filipa Moreno said...

Oh... I didn't know about this flower... nature is really amazing!

I just found your blog and I'm in love! So cute, beautiful and sweet! =)

Love, Pi*

Ashley Pamela Miller said...

Hehe I love these little buggers!!! Hello Nicole! I've finally (again) started a blog...just stopping by to say HI! and hopefully you can follow my blog and enjoy it as much as i've enjoyed following your adventures since school! You are always inspirational, and i know a lot of people here in SF miss your least we can stay caught up with you on the interwebz! <3 Ashley :)

razia said...

these are so cute! great blog girl ;)

Josefina Gerlach said...

oh God, is this real? i mean... you're not joking right? totally schocked right now, need to take a moment and say... omg this is soooo darn cuteeeeeeee!


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Wow, beautiful. I've never seen this orchids. It looks so beautiful.


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