A ? bee orchid confirmed as Ophrys apifera

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A ? bee orchid confirmed as Ophrys apifera
« on: May 21, 2019, 07:16:53 AM »
Another possible Bee Orchid for ID please.
« Last Edit: May 21, 2019, 08:48:27 AM by Alisdair »
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Re: A ? bee orchid confirmed as Ophrys apifera
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2019, 08:48:05 AM »
Jan, it looks as if it's Ophrys apifera itself, the one that's actually named "the bee-carrying orchid"!
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