Orchid flower

Orchid flower

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Caption: Orchid flower (Ophrys argolica). This is one of the bee orchids, named for the distinctively shaped and marked part that resembles insects such as bees. This part of the flower is a specialised petal, called a lip, that attracts pollinators. This orchid is found in parts of Greece. It is a terrestrial orchid (one that grows in the ground). There are more than 30,000 species of orchids worldwide, many of which are grown as ornamental flowers.

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Keywords: bee, biological, biology, botanical, botany, european, flower, flowering, greece, greek, mimesis, mimic, nature, one, ophrys argolica, orchid, plant, reproduction, reproductive, single, temperate, terrestrial

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