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Early Spider-orchid

Ophrys sphegodes

Description:

An erect bee orchid with starry flowers, perinath segments often purplish.

Habitat:

forest edges and fallow fields.

Notes:

locally named O. exaltata, but really falls within the variability of the widespread O. sphegodes.

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2 Comments

Fyn Kynd
Fyn Kynd 7 years ago

Your spotting has been nominated for the Spotting of the Week. The winner will be chosen by the Project Noah Rangers based on a combination of factors including: uniqueness of the shot, status of the organism (for example, rare or endangered), quality of the information provided in the habitat and description sections. There is a subjective element, of course; the spotting with the highest number of Ranger votes is chosen. Congratulations on being nominated!

Beautiful find Ori,congrats and thanks for sharing

Ori Fragman-Sapir
Spotted by
Ori Fragman-Sapir

PUG, Italy

Spotted on Apr 4, 2015
Submitted on Jul 11, 2015

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