Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Ophrys apifera

Ophrys apifera Bee orchid

This orchid flowers from April to June and grows from 15~50cms (6~20ins) tall. It is native to central and southern Europe, north Africa and the Middle East. it generally grows in open woodland, limestone and grassland. It is usually self~pollinating, but is pollinated by the solitary bee, Eucera in the Mediterranean.

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