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Mirror Bee Orchid

Ophrys speculum

Description:

-They are referred to as the "Bee orchids" due to the flowers of some species resemblance to the furry bodies of bees and other insects

Habitat:

-They are terrestrial or ground orchids from central to South Europe, North Africa, Asia Minor, up to the Caucasus Mountains, but mostly in the Mediterranean region. They are considered the most important group of European terrestrial orchids

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1 Comment

dandoucette
dandoucette 9 years ago

the common name of this orchid is bee orchid because the flowers look like bees to attract them to pollinate it. cool. have only seen photos of these in books

PatriciaPi
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PatriciaPi

Spain

Spotted on Apr 22, 2011
Submitted on Apr 22, 2011

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