Plowshare Serapias orchid

Plowshare Serapias orchid

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Caption: This wild orchid, Serapias vomeracea, native in the warm region around the Mediterranean Sea, has evolved another interesting strategy for attracting insect pollinators. The flowers are formed in such a way that the dark inside serves as a cozy cave inviting insects to spend the night in it.

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Keywords: insect pollination, long-lipped serapias, mediterranean flora, mediterranean orchid, orchid, orchidaceae, plow-share serapias, pollination strategy, serapias, serapias vomeracea, wild flowers, wild orchid

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