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Early Spider Orchid, Osjeliko mačje uho

Ophrys sphe­go­des


It forms stands of relatively short plants between 30 cm and 40 cm in April and May. The flowers have yellow-green sepals and a velvety brown labellum with a distinctive H marking so that the flowers much resemble an arthropod and especially a spider.


Alkaline meadows.


Found this beauty during asparagus picking in Slovenia Karst region.

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1 Comment

alicelongmartin 7 years ago

Very nice! Hope the Asparagus was good also.

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Koper / Capodistria, Zahodna Slovenija, Slovenia

Spotted on Apr 14, 2013
Submitted on Aug 3, 2013

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