Forgive me if this is a ridiculous question, and that it has been answered before, but I was hoping that some knowledgeable person out there could enlighten me as to what this flower is.
I have to admit right now that the garden has gone uncut for 3 weeks (shame on me), and these little things started popping up. Beautiful flowers and, in my opinion, in a much better class than the normal "garden pest" such as dandelions or such. I really hope I don't offend anyone with that remark - everything is beautiful in its desired place. A weed is merely a plant growing where you don't want it.
I hope after all of this preamble that I manage to attach the darn photo.
Dog orchid. - I have heard another name, but its a bit rude
Thank you very much for the identification.
It's strange that it should be called a dog orchid, when in the garden at the other side of the house I continue to have problems with dog lichen. Bizarre.
An article by Ken Butler may help you identify this orchid better.
Thank you very much for the link. The article has helped me identify exactly the flower in question. Very interesting.