Orchid flower

Orchid flower

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Caption: Orchid flower (Orchis spitzelii). The large pink and white petal with pink spots is called the lip. It is a specialised petal to attract pollinators. This orchid is found in most of the Mediterranean and 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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Keywords: biological, biology, botanical, botany, european, flower, flowering, mediterranean, nature, one, orchid, orchis spitzelii, plant, reproduction, reproductive, single, temperate, terrestrial

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