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Bee Orchid

Ophrys apifera

Description:

A small orchid, the Bee Orchid has a rosette of leaves at ground level and two leaves that grow up the stem as a sheath. The stem displays a number of relatively large flowers with pink sepals that look like wings and furry, brown lips that have yellow markings just like a bee.

Habitat:

Found throughout the UK, although scarce in the north.

Notes:

We found this Bee Orchid growing in the Isle of Wight Zoo close to where we were working. We decided to make a sign so that visitors can see it and animal keepers don't step on it!

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eccleston.george
Spotted by
eccleston.george

England, United Kingdom

Lat: 50.65, Long: -1.15

Spotted on Jun 8, 2014
Submitted on Jun 30, 2014

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