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Early Spider-orchid

Ophrys sphegodes


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


forest edges and fallow fields.


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

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Fyn Kynd
Fyn Kynd 7 years ago

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Beautiful find Ori,congrats and thanks for sharing

Ori Fragman-Sapir
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Ori Fragman-Sapir

PUG, Italy

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

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