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Ophrys apifera06/07/2014Family: Orchidaceae (Orchid)Genus: OphrysSpecies: O. apiferaCommon Name:  Bee OrchidLocation: SE515830Habitat: This plant usually grows in calcerous grassland. Along with its bee like appearance, the plant puts out an odor which attracts male bees to it, they attempt to copulate with the flower and in doing so headbutt the pollinia at the top of the flower.Collector: Ewan ColeAuthority: Huds.


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plantsiveidentified:

Ophrys apifera
06/07/2014
Family: Orchidaceae (Orchid)
Genus: Ophrys
Species: O. apifera
Common Name: 
 Bee Orchid
Location: SE515830
Habitat: This plant usually grows in calcerous grassland. Along with its bee like appearance, the plant puts out an odor which attracts male bees to it, they attempt to copulate with the flower and in doing so headbutt the pollinia at the top of the flower.
Collector: Ewan Cole
Authority: Huds.

xkcd.com/1259

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