Yellow bee orchid flowers

Yellow bee orchid flowers

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Caption: Yellow bee orchid flowers (Ophrys lutea). This orchid is named for the distinctively shaped and marked parts that resemble insects such as bees. This part of each flower is a specialised petal, called a lip, that attracts pollinators. This orchid is found mostly in southern Europe. 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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