Ophrys bombyliflora

Bumblebee orchid; Ophrys bourdon; Ophrys bombyx; Ofride di bombo; Bremsen-Ragwurz

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Southern Europe (Mediterranean Region).

A small, inconspicuous and rather unattractive member of the genus Ophrys. Found in grassy places and scrub (garigue)

Top 2 photographs: Gargano peninsula, E Italy, 2002.
© Paul Hackney.

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Bottom photograph: Gargano peninsula, E Italy, 2002.
© Alan Hill.

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