Ox-eye daisies backlit by the sun near St Goustan …..

 

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and purple orchids among the buttercups in damp, hay meadows on Belle Île.

 

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The individual flowers are widely spaced along the tall spikes of Anacamptis laxiflora, earning the species he name of loose flowered orchid or orchis à fleurs lâches in French. It’s a rather mundane name for such an eye-catching flower.