bee orchid


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bee orchid

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1. (Plants) a European orchid, Ophrys apifera, whose flower resembles a bumble bee in shape and colour
2. (Plants) any of several other orchids with beelike flowers
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Noun1.bee orchid - European orchid whose flowers resemble bumble bees in shape and colorbee orchid - European orchid whose flowers resemble bumble bees in shape and color
orchid, orchidaceous plant - any of numerous plants of the orchid family usually having flowers of unusual shapes and beautiful colors
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It's the flower of the bee orchid, which grows in Europe and the Middle East.
By holding off on mowing during late spring and summer, we're giving these flowers - some of them rare like the bee orchid - the chance to flourish.
Parc Slip Nature Reserve, formerly an opencast coal mine, is also home to more than 1,000 species of wildlife, including great crested newts, grass snakes and the bee orchid.
Bee orchid TV presenter Alan Titchmarsh: I love the way they appear spontaneously on my lawn.
Yes, that's a wild orchid called Ophrys apifera, otherwise known as the bee orchid.
One of the workers pointed out an unusual bee orchid to us and, last time we visited this lovely place, we saw speckled wood butterflies and ladybirds.
Surrounded by the second highest tidal range in the world, Sully Island is hugely popular and a haven for plants not usually found in the area, including the rare bee orchid and has a rich history.
In fact, some wild flowers, particularly several species of wild orchids such as the Bee Orchid, die if disturbed.
Two exceptionally beautiful flowers--the Cyprus Bee Orchid and the Cyprus Tulip--also flourish in the no man's land, safe from the hands of locals.
The flowers of the bee orchid, Ophrys apifera, have pollinia that hang freely instead of being tucked inside the flower.
Take, for instance, the stunning trick of the bee orchid.