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Orchid

A beautiful yellow and red orchid close-up.

Orchidaceae are a diverse and widespread family of flowering plants, with blooms that are often colourful and often fragrant. Along with the Asteraceae, they are one of the two largest families of flowering plants. Orchids are easily distinguished from other plants, as they share some very evident characteristics. Among these are: bilateral symmetry of the flower, many resupinate flowers, a nearly always highly modified petal (labellum), fused stamens and carpels, and extremely small seeds.

Orchidaceaecolorful and fragrant bloomscopyright May 2015flowering plantsflowers with bilateral symmetryfused stamens and carpelshighly modified petallabellumorchidsresupinate flowersyellow and red orchid closeup

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