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The Holy Orchid

Orchis sancta


This species of orchid is common in the Middle East including Israel, found in both momuntains and valleys. The name "holy" was given by Linnaeus based on his belief that this species (described in his Flora Palaestina) was endemic to the Holy Land.


Mediterranean shrubland and meadows

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מחוז חיפה, Israel

Spotted on May 9, 2015
Submitted on Sep 1, 2016

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