Life in Newburgh on Ythan

By Talpa

An orchid strutting its stuff

Orchids get their name from the Greek orchis, meaning 'testicle', because of the shape of the subterranean tubers of some species. The word 'orchis' was first used by Theophrastos (372 - 286 B.C.), in his book De historia plantarum (The natural history of plants).

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