TQ7818 : Gladdon or stinking iris flower with ants, Churchland Lane

taken 12 years ago, near to Sedlescombe, East Sussex, Great Britain

Gladdon or stinking iris flower with ants, Churchland Lane
Gladdon or stinking iris flower with ants, Churchland Lane
Note the two ants on this rather complicated flower of gladdon (Iris foetidissima). They are possibly important elements in pollinating the plants which seldom seem to be visited by flying insects. Gladdon is a native species widespread in England and parts of Wales and Scotland.
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TQ7818, 370 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Sunday, 2 July, 2006   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 21 August, 2017
Geographical Context
Wild Animals, Plants and Mushrooms  Woodland, Forest 
Primary Subject of Photo
Flower 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 7827 1881 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:56.4703N 0:32.1645E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 7827 1881
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South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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